Page 6, 14th September 1973

14th September 1973
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Page 6, 14th September 1973 — Three cheers for Penguin Lane

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Three cheers for Penguin Lane

When the history of intellectualism in the twentieth century ' comes to be written, one man will tower above all others. For the whole concept of paperback books in general and Penguin in particular belongs to one man — Sir Allen Lane. And although figures such as Einstein_ and Fleming and Kafka will stand out, the inventor of the paperback will have what he so thoroughly deserves — a niche of his own. It is true to say that without advent of the highquality, low-priced paperback, the expansion of British universities would have been Impossible.

Two new additions to the Penguin Latin-American Library have been produced. l_ftyry are Richard Ciott's book Morality by Bernard Williams (30p) The Doctor and the Soul by Viktor E. Frank! (50p) Piaf by Simone Berteaut (60p) Nehru by Michael Edwardes (60p) Guide to the Political Parties of South America by Richard Gott (90p) Rural Guerrillas in Latin America by Richard Gott (f 1.00) All published by Penguin Books) Rural Guerrillas in Latin America, and a book of which Mr. Gott is general editor, Guide to the Political Parties of South America. Both combine erudition with a pleasing, readable style; both are meant for reference books, for the student and for the expert. They succeed admirably in their purpose.

It is rare to find political biography done as well as Michael Edwardes has done Nehru of the Pelican series, Political Leaders of the Twentieth Century. It is a fair, objective summary of the man who ruled for almost 20 years.

Another biography, Edith Piaf, tells the story of the most brilliant and well-known of all French singers.

Two other books to be read by the specialists are Morality by Bernard Williams and the Doctor and the Soul by Viktor E. Frank!,

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