FIVE BOYHOODS by Mart Levin

FIVE BOYHOODS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

These five boyhoods, one to a decade from 1900 on, while they retain the distinct chasracter of their very different contributors, have a certain kinship, so that while places and they have a common circumference- namely homes, parents, schools. All of them are variously appealing- and certainly three of the five life with a father who was out of work, and also something of a pleasant his espousal of Christianity for its social rewards and his natural gravitation toward the stage; cartoonist Walt Kelly and writer deal of humor from the small change of their youthful with a maturer wisdom of an immigrant ghetto on the lower East Side. And John of a childhood in a small Pennsylvania town with the county at the end of the street is expectedly a more subjective, editor contributes a short introduction in which he a point to make one.

Publisher: Doubleday