The winner of the Pulitzer Prize gives her readers new evidence of an extraordinary flexibility and power and versatility, in a collection of short stories reminiscent of Faulkner in his gentler, more normal moods. Beautifully handled fragments, introspective ruminations,brief dramatic stories, characterizations that are intensely, poignantly human. There is tragedy -- pathos --beauty. There is occasional irony, but virtually no humor. Not stories for light moments, but stories that mark Josephine Johnson as an artist and a craftsman as well. Read I Was Sixteen, Mathilda, Old Harry, Mr. Nathan, The Preacher's Pilgrimage, Arcadia Recalled for the essence of the whole.