THE WALL OF DUST by Hallam Tennyson


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First appearance in this country of an English writer, in six stories, which show unity of character and a mature, intelligent style and . The confusions of an Italian returning to his birthplace, after being raised in New England; the new social patterns imposed on a Tuscan village as Negro soldiers integrate themselves with the community; the nerve-splitting results on an officer as he works with ""Wogs"" in the desert; the customs and humor of Cairo employees as experienced by an English couple; a desperate man finding comfort in a sick boy; a Jew who travels to Palestine to seek out the truth of the conflicts there; these comprise the volume, and are marked by their understanding, their lack of overt drama, their preoccupation with aliens in foreign lands. There is a quietness, a sensitivity to the writing, and the whole leaves an impression of superior artistry.

Pub Date: Feb. 23rd, 1947
Publisher: Viking