Once again Story Magazine scores high, with eight inclusions. The others are drawn from various new and unfamiliar...

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THE BEST SHORT STORIES 1937 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

Once again Story Magazine scores high, with eight inclusions. The others are drawn from various new and unfamiliar publications, Southern Review, American Prefaces, New Stories, as well as the usual run of Harpers, Scribners, and so on. The list of authors include a majority of representatives of the younger group, a good many newcomers, and a few old timers, such as Faulkner and Hemingway. The stories are fairly uniform in having modern settings, American backgrounds, a good many proletarian problems, and the worn theme of recent years, the depression and joblessness. A fairly good -- though uninspired -- collection, with a conspicuous lack of humor. The Yearbook is an essential tool for Public Libraries, writing courses, magazine editors, and so on.

Pub Date: May 25, 1937

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1937