SAINTS IN SUMMERTIME by Brinkerhoff Jackson


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A satire of Fascism and liberalism in particular, of mankind in general, of its provincialism, bigotry, clay footed beliefs, On the whole it gives an impression of being superficially witty, though at times verbose and sententious, a conversation piece in which plot is secondary. A pompous so-called liberal journalist and his younger wife go back to her home in a Balkan village, and become involved in the new Social Progressive movement, combatting the Fascist element. The plot takes a long time to get under way, and though handled in a light manner, the final impression is not light enough to make it ideal hammock reading. Rather -- let us say -- a slim satire for parlor liberals.

Pub Date: July 21st, 1938
Publisher: Norton