As chosen by the editor of the Post these represent a high in popular entertainment, a quality defended by the editor and...

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POST STORIES 1942-1945

As chosen by the editor of the Post these represent a high in popular entertainment, a quality defended by the editor and extended to include more serious, more literary attributes. There is of course some very good stuff here, authored by some of the leading writers today, C.S. Forester, Stephen Vincent Benet, Conrad Richter, James Street, Kay Boyle, Dana Burnet, the two latter receiving a special- and somewhat unmerited-accolade from the editor. Praise also, but not overpraised, is Storm Jameson's powerful The Last Night. For gayer moments there is some very exuberant entertainment provided by Guy Gilpatric's Mr. Glencannon, Douglass Welch's Mr. Digby, and William Hazlett Upson's Alexander Botts. Of the newcomers, we liked Ann Morse's Antidote for Hatred, George Loveridge's Martha. In any case, and in almost all instances, this is reliable good reading and is the best of the Post's best over the last three years.

Pub Date: June 26, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946