Some books reviewed in the Monitor in August

Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter, by Theodore Rosengarten (Morrow), 8/4 (Sam Cornish). Marina Tsvetaeva: The Woman, her World, and her Poetry, by Simon Karlinsky (Cambridge University), 8/6 (Thomas D'Evelyn).

The Humanist Tradition in the West, by Alan Bullock (Norton), 8/7 (Kay Kendall).

Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy, by S. JK. Tambiah (University of Chicago), 8/8 (Merle Rubin).

Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood, by Victor Perea (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), 8/13 (Marjorie Agosin).

A History of Illuminated Manuscripts, by Christopher De Hamel (Godine), 8/13 (Thomas D'Evelyn).

Wartime Writings: 1939-1944, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), 8/15 (Merle Rubin).

Going to the Territory, by Ralph Ellison (Random House), 8/18 (Sam Cornish). S. J. Perelman, A Life, by Dorothy Herrmann (G. P. Putnam's Sons), 8/20 (Gene Langley).

Playing After Dark, by Barbara Lazear Ascher (Doubleday), 8/20 (Thomas D'Evelyn).

Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water, by Marc Reisner (Viking), 8/25 (Guy Halverson).

Neither Angel nor Beast: the life and work of Blaise Pascal, by Francis X. J. Coleman. (Routledge & Kegan Paul), 8/27 (Thomas D'Evelyn).

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