This is a teaser. In an attempt to identify it with the author's previous work, it seems to belong with the Dr. Knock period...

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THE BOYS IN THE BACK ROOM

This is a teaser. In an attempt to identify it with the author's previous work, it seems to belong with the Dr. Knock period of farce and levity. ""Boys will be boys"" and here we have seven of them indulging in a little lunacy. Irritated by the nomenclature of two French towns, they set out to avenge their irritation. The outcome is three ludicrous practical jokes, leaving the reader doubting both his sense of humor and his sanity. Intermingled is a dialogue alternating between poetry and Latin, with frequency of passages dealing with the less appetizing human functions. Whether dadaism -- or obsenity -- or absurdity -- or clowning veiling truth, one knows not.

Pub Date: Feb. 27, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: McBride

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1937