Books: Maugham Shorts

EAST AND WEST—W. Somerset Mauglam—Doubleday, Doran ($3).

For this collection of short stories, Author Maugham has selected the 30 he thinks his best. In a Preface that was not written to be skipped, he gives his views on the art of the short story, pays his respects to the two masters of the trade, Maupassant and Chekhov. Maupassant, says Author Maugham, was his early model. "Maupassant's stories are good stories. The anecdote is interesting apart from the narration so that it would secure attention if it were...

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