20 OCTOBER 1961, page 28

Socialist Realism

Barren and burnished The air clangs angry Above the political city; Drums, statues: The organisation of Absence of love. , Shops, full or empty, Are owned by the queues. The......

Two Kinds Of Jungle

' l ock Without Hands. By Carson McCullers. (Cresset Press, 16s.) re edom in December. By Vercors. Translated by Rita Barisse. (Hutchinson, 16s.) ALAN SILLITOE'S last novel, The......

The Slump In Steel

By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT I am not suggesting that the steel industry will altvays work at 95 per cent. of capacity (as in 1960), even, with an expansionist economic policy. It has......