THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE by John

THE FORGOTTEN VILLAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here, in brief compass, John Steinbeck has worded and Herbert Kline pictorialized the country of Me. In all its beauty and childlike primitivism and conflict as the new displaces the old. In prose and photograph they have portrayed the constant experiments of birth and death, joy and sorrow, as it affects one family in a little M mountain village. And they have amplified these constants with the ""variables"" of customs and mores and taboos. The story, to personalize the meaning of the book,, is of a boy, Juan Diago, who sees his little brother die of a sickness which slowly infects all the children of the village -- a sickness which the witch woman, Trina, cannot sure espile all her magic rituals. And of how Juan goes to the city to get a doctor -- and the village, staped in superstitions, refuses the help of medicine. The brief test by Stheck is a primitive, rhythmical slow prose in harmony with the story and the pictures. This will be released at the approximate time of showing of the full length movie from which it is drawn.

Pub Date: May 26th, 1941
Publisher: Viking