U. S. STORIES: Regional Stories from the Forty-Eight States by

U. S. STORIES: Regional Stories from the Forty-Eight States

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A representation from each of the 48 states, adding even Washington, D.C., this anthologizes widely -- drawing its material from large and small magazines, novels, and collections of short stories. The editors have provided not only a descriptive introduction but also a preface which advises how the stories may be used by instructors and students. In the prodigious collection the accent is on the contemporary writers -- Shaw, Weidman, Wright, Thurber, Steinbeck, Rawlings, etc., -- although Glaspell, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Roark Bradford and others of earlier fame portray their sections of the country as well. The contrasts are many here -- that of speech as well as of incident and character, that of regional background as well as of regional thinking -- and the multiplicity of inclusions make for a broad appeal -- open, necessarily, to controversy.

Pub Date: April 11th, 1949
Publisher: Farrar, Straus