There's a feeling of youth interpreting youth in this story of a triple revolt on different fronts. For Ted Rasko,...

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THE COUNTRY OF THE YOUNG

There's a feeling of youth interpreting youth in this story of a triple revolt on different fronts. For Ted Rasko, ex-footballer, now newspaper court reporter, tosses over his subservience to misrepresentation; John Illsley discards his maternal silver cord for his painting; both are animated by their love for Ann, who in turn breaks her ties with both of them by walking out on her midwestern university job. Ted, now working for the strike of his father's fellow workmen against a tinsel factory, follows her, learns he must let her have her way. Ann, realizing she is pregnant, chooses abortion and the botched job leaves her dying with John to watch. Pathetic, impressionistic, this makes no gesture to rental, popular audiences; creates two dimension, civilized characters whose longings and energies and in frustration. Tonal values rather than full orchestra.

Pub Date: May 26, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchoock

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1946