THE STONE SOLDIER: College Prize Stories 1964 by Whit & Hallie- Eds. Burnett

THE STONE SOLDIER: College Prize Stories 1964

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These students, mainly in their mid-twenties, have turned out a first-rate clutch of straightforward stories that avoid introspection, ""sensitive"" writing or any grand mannerisms. No single story is outrageously good, and several are carbons of Hemingway and Faulkner (Wolfe, Fitzgerald and O'Hara are not in this year). The subject today is Negroes, and nearly half of the stories concern themselves in one way or another with race. And something has happened to curb fantasy: only one of the seventeen stories, ""Lecture on Clay"", is a literal look at the impossible.

Publisher: Fleet