be a real eye-opener for the middleclassnfreshman returning to her suburbannhome from her first term at SarahnLawrence, aghast at the revelation thatnher parents are—bourgeois. As for me,nI am going to see The Searchers again.n(ECK) COnBrids eOutnby Joseph SchwartznThe Awakening Twenties: A Memoir-nHistory of a Literary Period by GorhamnMunson, Baton Rouge: LouisiananState University Press, $19.95.nSplendid Failure: Hart Crane and thenMaking of “The Bridge” by EdwardnJ. Brunner, Champaign, IL: Universitynof Illinois Press, $22.95.nIt is impossible to read Gorham Munson’snThe Awakening Twenties withoutnthinking of Malcolm Cowley’s Exile’snReturn, since both are memoirhistoriesnof the 20’s. Munson, however,nis concerned only with 1913-1924.n”America will never be thensame.” So opined the New YorknGlobe after the official openingnof the 1913 ArmorynShow. … In an unspecificnway, the book ends with thenremarkably pregnant situation ofn1924, a historical momentnunusually rich in possibilities ofnrenascent achievement.nAlthough Munson and Cowley hadnknown some of the same writers andnhad even worked together, they did notnmuch like each other. Exile’s Returnnhas come to be an indispensable recordnof the period. Munson’s work consistsnof 16 freely related essays, nine ofnwhich have been previously published.nSome are on general topics (“GreenwichnVillage That Was”); some arenconcerned with individual writersn(“Waldo Frank, Herald of the Twenties”).nThey have the value that comesnfrom being written by an eyewitness,nalthough Munson’s claim that he participatednin the making of the 20’s mustnbe regarded as a very modest one atnbest. The major difference betweenn”Its insights have guided my own thinking and I am proudnto count myself as one of your students.” —RONALD REAGANnECONOMICS IN ONE LESSONnThis book has been the springboardnfrom which millions have come tonunderstand the basic truths aboutneconomics—and the economicnfallacies responsible for inflation,nunemployment, high taxes, andnrecession. Henry Hazlitt is the deannof American free market economists,nand his clear, concise style illuminatesnideas that all generations shouldnknow and appreciate.nNow you can purchase this qualitynpaperback edition for only $6.95.nAdd it to your reference shelf—you’llnlook through it often—or make it anspecial gift for a friend or a student.n”(Hazlitt) is one of the few economists in historynwho could really write. ” —H.L. MENCKENnONLY $6.95 FROM LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKSnOrder #HH0014ni, ORDER TOLL-FREE •n1-800-2382200 EXT 500nContinental U.S. • 24 hours a day • 7 days a weeknMONEY BACK GUARANTEE If for any reason you are dissatisfiednWitt) any book, just return it wittiin 30 days for a refund.nCowley and Munson can be measurednby their essays on Hart Crane, wellknownnto both of them.nIn a few pages Cowley draws a warmnpicture of “the Roaring Boy . . . morenlost and driven than the others,” anpicture full of insight about Crane becausenof the few selective details soncarefully chosen. Munson’s is a ploddingnaccount even though it is an “untoldnstory.”nThat Munson was a close friend ofnCrane “during the best years of his life”n(1919-1925) was his luckiest literarynencounter. It guaranteed him a securenplace in the decade, more so than hisnfounding of the short-lived Secession ornhis book on Waldo Frank. Munsonnintroduced Crane to Frank, who becamenone of the most powerful influencesnon him. Crane came to see then”symbolic possibilities” of The Bridgenconnected “directly with Whitman”nthrough Frank. All considerations of thencomposition of that poem must beginnwith this fact. Agreeing with the commonnconsensus that the poem is annintellectual failure, Munson offers thisn”untold story” to explain its failure.nD Please send me. . copies ofnHenry Hazlltt’s Economics in OnenLesson for only $&95 each, plus $1.00nfor postage and handling ($2.00 fornforeign orders).nDSend me your 32-page catalognof books on liberty.nD My check or money order Is enclosed fornD Please bill my D VISA D MasterCardnAcct. NonExpif. DatenSignature ____nName____nAddress.nCitynState/ZipnOrder from: LAISSEZ FAIRE BOOKS,nDept. CAB,n532 Broadway, New York, NY 10012n(212)925-8992nnnMAY 1986/39n