Books: Voices from the South

LOVER MAN (177 pp.)—Alston Anderson—Doubleday ($3.75).

Only rarely does a new author's first book of short stories announce much besides one more young lady who had a sheltered adolescence or one more young gentleman who did not. An exception was William Saroyan's The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, which created such a stir in the '30s. Lover Man, by Alston Anderson, 35, may not come up to Saroyan's Daring Voting Man, but at least it occupies the same ballpark. With this series Anderson introduces himself not only as a first-class writer, but...

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