Recent & Readable

Monday, Aug. 18, 1952

The Canterbury Tales. A versification by Nevill Coghill preserves the lusty tone of the original Chaucer in a rendering as up-to-date as the conversation of a 20th century Oxford don (TIME, Aug. 11).

Journey to the Far Pacific, by Thomas E. Dewey. A discerning and lively narrative of the governor’s travels in 17 countries (TIME, July 21).

Matador, by Barnaby Conrad. Latest addition to the small shelf of good books about bullfighters (TIME, June 30).

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. How eight Jews escaped the Gestapo for two years by hiding in an Amsterdam office building; recorded in the memorable journal of a teen-ager (TIME, June 16).

Submarine!, by Edward L. Beach. The dramatic underside of the Navy’s war in the Pacific, as told by a combat submariner (TIME, June 9).

The Thurber Album. Back through the turns of time with James Thurber of Columbus, Ohio (TIME, June 2).

Winston Churchill, by Robert Lewis Taylor. A cheerfully anecdotal biography (TIME, June 2).

Witness. The testament of Whittaker Chambers (TIME, May 26).

The Time of the Assassins, by Godfrey Blunden. A tale of two fanaticisms—SS and NKVD—in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov (TIME, May 19).

The Golden Hand, by Edith Simon. Life & death in a fictional English village of the 14th century (TIME, April 28).,9171,816760,00.html


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