MR. DIGBY by Douglass Welch


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Good for the masculine audience, these tales from SEP (and elsewhere) of the monomaniaed Mr. Digby and his rampant ire, against his paper, his assignments, his wife's mother, etc. He takes news pictures in a cloud of alarums and excursions which have strange -- and standard patterned humor -- results. There are other tales of rankly individual souls whose refusal to stick with the conventional forms leads to odd tall stories. A touch of the old O Henry -- plenty of varied professional lingo -- put this in the time-passer tidbit category of Damon Runyon and others of the new school tale-spinners.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1945
Publisher: Putnam