Books: Ghost Stories

DR. MARTIXO & OTHER STORIES—William Faulkner—Smith & Haas ($2.50). Successful authors rarely make the mistake of writing too much. Ernest Hemingway, whom unfriendly critics call a careerist, has yet to write an obvious potboiler. F. Scott Fitzgerald has schooled his readers to make a distinction between his sacred and profane work (TIME. April 16). After Sanctuary, the macabre literary sensation of 1931, William Faulkner's first editions became collectors' items. But last week, with the publication of his Dr. Martino & Other Stories, it began to look as though Author Faulkner's market might soon...

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