15 OCTOBER 1954, Page 14

SIR, —Mr. Evelyn Waugh remarks that your leader writer was no

doubt seeking to do a service to young writers by associating them with a ' Movement,' and asks whether this is helpful. I do not know whether this was the intention—or one of the intentions—of the article, but I trust the main intention of such articles is to do a service to your readers, by drawing attention to things which they might otherwise miss. For this service people like myself, interested in contemporary writing but not personally acquainted with writers and critics, would be grateful. For a beginning I am glad to know about the novels that were discussed, and I propose to read

them.—Yours faithfully, JOHN LUCAS London, S.W.23