A WILLIAM MARCH OMNIBUS by William  by Alistair Cooke March


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The success of The Bad Seed and the death of William March simultaneously spotlighted his career in literature, and took many readers back to his memorable Company K (1933), a group of vignettes of a military unit which even today carries emotional intensity. Less well known were the short stories collected in three volumes, and the best have been brought together- along with the 113 sketches from Company K. There is an intensive focus on emotional -- and often abnormal- aspects of humanity --prediction, had it been realized, of the psychological implications of The Bad Seed. Some of the stories are average short story length; but most of them are short shorts- sharply defined, and with abrupt almost O'Henryesque endings. A great gift was lost with William March's premature death.

Pub Date: Feb. 27th, 1955
Publisher: Rinehart