THREE WAYS HOME by Sheila Kaye-Smith


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An autobiography -- or as the author herself terms it, an experiment in autobiography. Though there are a few scattered facts about her life, the interest is concentrated on her work and her conversion to Catholicism. Consequently, the market appeal is limited somewhat to those to whom any literary career is of interest, and to those not antagonized by her intensity of feeling about her return to religion and her ultimate conversion. Somehow she is a shadowy person throughout -- one never feels the real human being behind the mask. She exists almost wholly through her books. From the angle of her career, the book is interesting to one familiar with her novels, for she has keen appreciation of her own relative values and is objectively analytical in appraisal. But the book utterly lacks any of the flavor of English literary background -- it is solely her own literary life and works. Somewhat disappointing.

Pub Date: Nov. 17th, 1937
Publisher: Harper