CLOSE HIS EYES by Olivia Dwight

CLOSE HIS EYES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

John Dryden (sic- to his sorrow), a young bibliographer with a penchant for facts, is asked to spend a year at a midwestern university, working on the McNeill papers, the literary legacy of a poet-novelist, said to have suicided. Academic animus- against McNeill and his worldly success- is quickly manifested by all the members of the faculty; Dryden's sorting of the papers reveals further motives, and stirs up new episodes- two confessions, and two suicides, and the case- as well as his own romance- has a satisfactory resolution. Casual, literate, and attractive.

Pub Date: June 21st, 1961
Publisher: Harper