Hunger and Love


    LIONEL BRITTON first became known to the reading public as the author of “Brain, a Play of the Whole Earth”, sponsored by Bernard Shaw, praised by Hannen Swaffer, and proclaimed a work of genius by St. John Ervine. His new novel has an introduction by Bertrand Russell. One therefore approaches it with high expectations. It is not customary to review novels in this column. After reading the book, the reviewer is not convinced that its contents justify any departure from the usual practice of NATURE. True, there are frequent, almost too frequent, references to protons and protoplasm. These in themselves are not sufficient to justify the claim that the author has written the novel of the machine age. It is a long soliloquy, in which the hazy outline of Arthur Phelps occasionally obtrudes to remind the reader that it is intended to rank as fiction rather than philosophy.

    Hunger and Love.

    By Lionel Britton. Pp. xi + 705. (London and New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Ltd., 1931.) 7s. 6d. net.

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    Hunger and Love . Nature 128, 475 (1931) doi:10.1038/128475b0

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