Books: She Is Never Sloppy

Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber's So Big is an unusually fine novel. A portrait of a boy and his mother, with a finely sketched background of Chicago, and a fundamental theme which shows the development of various attitudes toward the beauty of life—it stands out as unforgettable.

Miss Ferber is at once finely intuitive and keenly observant. She is that most unusual person, the interpretative reporter ; for she can not only see the events which are tramping about her; she knows well the souls of events. She is eager, tender, possessed of a magnificent tolerance,...

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