A rather inchoate montage of British-American occupation in Germany, that, in terms of black market, poverty,...

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THE LIGHTS ARE LOW

A rather inchoate montage of British-American occupation in Germany, that, in terms of black market, poverty, self-destruction, the new party, counterfeit, errors and evils on all sides, gives a sometimes touching, sometimes meaningless picture of current conditions. Lacking a definite focus, this is neither effectively documentary- nor tellingly dramatic- for all its feeling of authenticity. Multi-personed, multi-actioned, this results in a spiderweb of characters and activities that are confessedly unfinished. The hemlock flavor, venomous tinge is scarcely balanced by the few courageous, honest gestures; the quality of character overshadowed by quantity; the sentiment by sentimentality. No Little Man, What Now of this war.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1947