THE AMERICA OF GEORGE ADE by Jean-Ed. Shepherd

THE AMERICA OF GEORGE ADE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the September 1st bulletin, when scheduled for fall publication, as follows: ""The radio personality, Jean Shepherd, who has edited this nostalgic collection of the famous fables, has created a new demand and interest in his use of Ade material. This- plus, perhaps, the continued popularity of Leave It To Jane (originally The College Widow) with theatre goers, has laid a groundwork of interest in the republication of the best of his stories. This collection includes not only The Fables, but short short stories that are- to his audience today- less familiar. Ade is generally considered the first and foremost of early 20th century humor. Taken in small doses- a fable here- a story there- he is still amusing and tender and pertinent to man's condition. But don't try reading this at one clip. It palls.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1960
Publisher: Putnam