THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1943; And the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Martha-Ed. Foley

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1943; And the Yearbook of the American Short Story

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A perennial this -- though under different editors (this is Martha Foley's second volume), thirty inclusions represent a good cross section of magazines, types of authors and substance. There's sentiment, in Laidlaw's The Little Black Boys; there's regional flavor in Faulkner's The Bear; there are children, in Rachel Field's Beginning of Wisdom and Stegner's Chip Off the Old Block; there is emotion in Gray's Threnody for Stalics; there is humor in D'Agostino's The Dream of Angelo Zara -- there are styles for all tastes. Familiar names (Kay Boyle, Vicki Baum, Vardis Fisher, Nancy Hale, William Saroyan, and others; and there are people who are new to me. There's a somewhat more popular touch in selection, the result a readable collection.

Pub Date: Sept. 4th, 1943
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin