10 MAY 1924, Page 21

PASSIONS AND PINPRICKS. By Carols Prosperi. (A. M. Philpot. 7s.


These little stories may well be described as " pinpricks " —they are so sharply pointed and so painful. They tell of the great misery of middle-class Italian life and seek its small causes. These causes, however, remain shadowy ; the misery is vivid indeed.