THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1945 by Martha Foley

THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 1945

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As already evidenced in the O'Henry collection, the 1944-45 short story representation is not particularly significant. The editor suggests a certain trend towards more tenderness, more sentiment, and in her selection shows greater emphasis on the aesthetic-to-intellectual values. All in all, however, this is still a fairly popular, unclassifiable miscellany, including lighter material in Carlos Bulosan, George Panetta, Emily Hahn; familiar names and finished jobs in stories by Irwin Shaw, Josephine Johnson, Leane Zugsmith; a considerable showing of regional, racial, national minority material -- of war and other contemporary issues; of such standard authors as Louis Bromfield; and among newcomers, special mention for W. G. Hardy's The Czech Dog, and Mary Deasy's Harvest. A dependable market has already been established for this.

Pub Date: Nov. 22nd, 1945
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin