This selection of Bemelmans's articles and fiction is arranged thematically and chronologically. Excerpts from his Hollywood novel, Dirty Eddy (out of print), may send readers to their public library to find the whole work. Bemel mans was essentially a lifelong tourist, which may account for a certain remote lightness that can become tiresome. But the views of his youth as an immi grant in New York and of Hollywood, and his eye for the absurd and the pompous, are enjoyable. Recommend ed for larger public libraries. Herman Elstein, Mount Holly P.L., N.J.