WHEN YOU THINK OF ME by Erskine Caldwell

WHEN YOU THINK OF ME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fifteen short stories and a long-short make up this new Caldwell collection which ranges -- in time, from the Depression to the present; in place, from Czechoslovakia to the deep South, farms and cities; in cast of characters, from hoboes, lovers, soldiers and poor whites to Europeans, starving, jobless and hopeless. There's a section of American sketches which emphasize individual eccentrics -- the barber on freight trains, an old man who begs rather than go on relief, another who fears the lean years, a farmer who will not let a tramp sleep; the long-short title story deals with a soldier's return and his promise to a dead comrade. There is little here to please those who look for Caldwell's bawdy touches -- and not too much more for the discriminating reader. Slight.

Pub Date: June 24th, 1959
Publisher: Little, Brown