Here's a scoop for the Nize Baby market. Personally, we think them several jumps ahead of anything else in this particular field. A majority of the stories have appeared, now and again, in the New Yorker. The characters are taken right out of life in the Bronx ( or for that matter in the subway, and the department store crowd, the top of the bus on summer evenings, the Coney Island boat)-- and what an ear the man has. He doesn't miss an intonation, a turn of phrase -- and skilfully conveys it in his transcription. He has caught his people off-guard, in casual daily life -- humorous, sententious, sentimental, cantankerous -- real, whether you like that sort of realism or not.