Macabre tales -- are men supposed to like them better than women, or is the virtual omission of the love theme as dominant interest the reason these are designated for men? In any case, it is a tremendously interesting group of stories, difficult to locate, and many of them well worth preserving. For instance, the Stephen Vincent Benet story, Elementals, is one of the great stories of the past ten (?) years, and deserves this permanent form. Among the authors included are Caldwell, Hemingway, James Cain, Connell, Cozzens, Edmonds, Farrell, Faulkner, Scott Fitzgerald, Fessier, Dashiel Hammett, Ring Lardner, Mencken, Ross Santee, Saroyan, James Stevens, Thurber, Jim Tully, Thomas Wolfe, Alexander Woollcott. There's much besides the macabre -- there's humor -- there's sport -- there's the modern note. It's a grand collection.