Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 18, 1976 · Page 93
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July 18, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

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Crossword Puzzle Answer for Sunday, July 11, Cryptoqulp: KEEN CUB SCOUTS WILL ABSORB NEW SPORTS SKILLS AT SUMMER CAMP. CRYPTOQU1P M R Z . H Q O Z M R A D F G R Y J · H Q O Z R Y J N D F G N R G W J G Q Q A R Y . Z A R G W F Today's Cryptoquip clue: MequalsG APOMDUIBMHAB SPEAKING OF BOOKS Flight from Depravity ACROSS :; 65 - 1 Fruits . '" 6 Venomous ,,. ,, serpent 6 . T 10 Mute IJ; 14 Passport 6 8 endorse- V ments . 19 Mr. Zola IP 20 Turkish " regiment ' 5 B 21 Lake-; £ scene of 01 T P^ p, victory 8 , 7, 22 Infirm w .. 23 Battle TM in the ~ ; Revolution M £ 25 His / home was in 8 ' Virginia I . 27 Utilizes » 8 28 Nest- ' buUding 8 » catfish * 30 Look 9i askance 31 Yeans 94 (dial.) 32 Social event * 33 English philosopher 34 Relative of mayday 36 A distilled liquor 38 Female ruff 39 Prickly pear 40 Command 42 Lairs 44 -- Men; early militia 47 Beloved of Heloise 49 Ten year period 53 Soap plant 54 Genus of the ostrich 55 The French royal d'or 57 Sea birds 58 Church part 59 Rounded heap of stones 60 High home 62 Greek letters 63 Even the 64 Adorned in excess Creek, ^ slgnt ^ winter 24 River, in 56 Trees ' 91 Popular thp 98 Melodies vehicles France 59 A vault cant pvnlnfinn " Indian DOWN 26 Annoyed (Ref. Sp.) 93 City in evomuon 102 Float } ^.^ 29 Mu(Jdy gl ReActs Kansas niinni 104 Slough appear- 33 Voiceless 64 Possess 94 Bishop's vriirp^ (ob ?' var ' ) ance 35 Dung 66 An affirma- headdress xpires 105 Quote 2 Entertain ^tle tiye % short nap innrtant 106 War P 3 Ring- 37 Arrow 67 Bandage or rest thp yarn worm P° ison 69 Heav y 98 p assage- pvnlnrinn 109 Oriental 4 Wapitis 39 Bulrush hand ways evomuon nurse 5 Bishopric 40 German wea P° n 99 Dinner J 111 Tidy 6 Desert "SKt 70 Frog genus course '* 113 Place in region 4 icitvon 71 Neglect 100 Ammonia ihetan proximity 7 Girl's 5,1 72 Showy compound -iest H5 Ancient name JJoseUe flower 101 Carp Law of nfi £ r ±.± n 8ChumS 43 Twists in 73 Illustrator mSduiA oses" H6 Declaration g EaHy a spiral Thomas subject orients 110 ?g er American 44 Egyptian and family 105 A bed ctress llSM'dmght statesman g^ 74 Restricts ^ wwte owers ,,,6? , ,;^ 10 Moisture 45 Kaffir (Scot-) poplar Combine 121 Plant fwlth 11 Mountain warriors 75 Kitchen W 7 Overcome Jnless ar T 3 range 46 Durante ltem by ennui L ) 100 c r 12 Hoarder feature 76 Likeness 108 Make Pads for °? r"!i 13 Decapitate 47 Name in 77 Dog holy he hair ,,, m 14 Carting Douay docs 110 Exclama- Vacillate hnmn'" vehicle Bible 78 Pelee tion Uves 124 Chest 15 American 48 Grandson output 112 Enameled Conditions n j. playwright of Judah 79 Designer metalware colloq.) ,,. r if l fi Hindu 5° Against · Cassini . 114 Rodent Optical ipttpr g uitar 51 College 80 Peel 115 Elliptical phenome- ,», nni ni an t 17 Once - official M planet 117 Education non P popular 52 Being 86 Lampreys org. 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In addition, Barrett carries his characters into the present era. In the first section of the book we are led to think we will read the story of William Dexter Hillyer, successful illustrator and godfather to the narrator, but instead we learn much of the younger man. In the last part of the book interest centers on the older character, but the lives of the two are curiously interwoven. Seemingly we are directed to note similarities between Emerson Mercer and William Hillyer, as we are led to ponder questions left with us at the end of the book. For example, what are we supposed to think about flight from depravity when that flight becomes a fashionable journey downhill to a destination characterized by a more opulent sort of degradation? . We wonder, even as we read the closing somewhat enigmatic sentences: "If I could have managed . . . even a shrug, I. would never have had to say another word about the wretched man. But that was not what she intended. No more than my Grandmother Mercer is Rosalie a fool." That last sentence serves as one example of a unique style. Barrett teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, but his writing is not strictly journalese. We find long involved sentences and indefinite references, but always something quotable to think about. For fiction I prefer Barrett's style to stark narration that leans on reputation or relies chiefly on sensationalism. I disagree with the book jacket's description of Hillyer's motivation for leaving Midwestern United States; I disagree even when I note that on page 36 W. D. himself says that he was bored. In my opinion the reason for his escape could not have been boredom, according to later revelations, principally the description of the sketches he made depicting what he saw as he delivered messages in his home town. W. D., like his godson, goes to Europe to live; later, he makes California his home. As a reviewer, I may quote 750 words, editors and space permitting. Any page in the book provides i l l u s t r a t i o n s of the a u t h o r ' s thought-provoking skill. Examples follow. "Those who hadn't heard sensed that something well-intentioned and completely deadly must have, been said. That someone had inadvertently told the truth, or what everyone in the room assumed must be the truth, which was much worse. It was the moment in the second act when the doomed hero suddenly loses his disguise, and the State Magazine. -Jab' 18, 7976 chorus, horrified, murmurs and.jit- ters behind its masks, and the denouement, on the feet of hippopota-^^g muses, begins its approach. "There was not a soul in the room who would escape it, eventually, the realization that however effective the pretense they were alone, they didn't belong . . . to anyone . . . but themselves. But it wasn't them. It wasn't, thank God, I, not yet, not for a long time. It was him." "There are a dozen reasons against writing a book, and only one for. I vacillate. I am easily discouraged and distracted. There is enough unhappiness in life without writing about it. And if I happened to be wrong? Inadvertently^ dishonest? I was writing of people I cared about." "She refused to acknowledge the fact that she lived in the age of the instant cliche--the era of the muted insight--a time when some pearl of wisdom, "Nothing to fear but fear,' for instance, can be spoken once by a public figure with a loud voice and a prominent chin and what centuries of repetition couldn't accomplish is done in moments. No one will be able to listen to that helpful commentary on human misery for years to come without self-consciousness because HE said it. "And yet fear is the only fatal fact, death's and defeat's onlj* handmaiden. And it has no real existence. It doesn't exist. It is like a slipknot on the cord of our consciousness; jerk it hard and it comes out. It is no knot at all. But how many of us have the strength to give that jerk?" "I have had the same sensation, of prodding eyes, before--usually at a first night or a cocktail party where the host is more important than any of his guests. Everywhere are these eys, hungry eyes, that never settle, never pause, never rest. .Tonight ^his impr'essirn was more alarming. Any individual in those other crowds I could imagine escaping to some reasonable sort or l i f e , of .commitment. These I couldn't. For them this was it. It was as though they had evolved beyond the point of no return like some dead end in nature..." "There was nothing in the glossary of depravity that Dexter had found too gross to depict. And looked at hard, with the man who did them, dying as he held them up to you, there was nothing particularly dirty about them. They conveyed nothing but a sense of anguish, of pity, of despair and by some trick of parallax I couldn't quite understand, piercing beauty and hope. Those other earlier pic^ tures which even Lucille had handled as gingejly as if they had been on fire had been done from the far side of the threshold. In these the artist had crossed over, and the horror was all around us. But the pen and eye were incredibly firm." If you like to buy books at today's prices, this one seems worth thg^. price listed. The jacket is attractive and the reading goes fast. Shirley Young Campbell CH.4 RLESTON. W. VA. 25m

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