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Be Bop Minuet

In one of the few completely honest blurbs ever to appear on a book jacket, the publishers describe this novel as "turgid." My copy of Webster's World Dictionary defines the adjective as "swollen; bloated; congested; distended beyond its natural state by some internal agent or expansive force," a pretty fair description of eighteenth century England...


Copyright: 1956 The New York Times

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September 16,1956
NY Time Review - I Libertine

Courtesy: Gene Bergmann