Books: Good Stories

THE BEST SHORT STORIES OF 1927— Edited by Edward J. O'Brien—Dodd, Mead ($2.50). Superlatives are dangerous. Yet it would be difficult, perhaps impossible, to arrange a more generally satisfying collection than the one which Editor O'Brien makes it his annual business to compile. Ernest Hemingway's famed The Killers, about two men who go into a lunch counter looking for a man they want to murder; Owen Wister's story about the card sharping son of a British lord; Joseph Hergesheimer's Triall by Armes, winding the suave coils of its prose around the mind...

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