Books: Warmed-Over Dish

SELECTED SHORT STORIES — Sinclair Lewis—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Author Sinclair Lewis, more than a little uncomfortable in the role of ranking U. S. satirist, last week flippantly introduced his Selected Short Stories, classified himself as an incurable romantic. Explaining that most of his stories had been hastily dished up, warmed over from some previous mood, Author Lewis apologized for their optimism and superficiality, admitted that he thought two or three were "fairly good," declared himself a romantic whose talent had been diverted to the paths of social satire by "some mysterious trick of...

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