18 short stories which range from adaptation and reversion of adolescence to that of senescence, and which depend for effect...

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SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN

18 short stories which range from adaptation and reversion of adolescence to that of senescence, and which depend for effect on a feeling of cumulative portents. Successful in evoking a sense of memories of things past, in indicating the meagre resources of the characters, these stories include five incidents involving Dutch youngsters, a bombing in England, a boy's half-world in Carolina, a black sheep's return from prison, an old man who eavesdrops on infidelity, an old woman hoodwinking the public, farm atmosphere and influence, the problems of juvenile sensitivity and escape. Mature approach to the techniques of short story writing, these present a unified collection of stories that accent the division and isolation of private worlds and their few points of contact. For the top drawer short story market.

Pub Date: Oct. 21, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946