The Confessions of Edward Dahlberg

by Edward Dahlberg. Braziller. $6.50. Mr. Dahlberg offers philosophy, social criticism, straightforward reminiscence, and states of mind translated into imaginary argument or action, all in a prose that shifts giddily from modern colloquialism to the stately pavane of Urn Burial. This is a man who thinks, however sourly, because thinking is fun, and the reader has fun with him.