Books: Ten That Are Different

AMONG THE DANGS (255 pp.)—George P. Elliott—Holt, Rinehart & Winston ($3.95).

People who like to read themselves to sleep with a short story or two had better stay away from this collection. Author Elliott does not write to soothe. His intention is to disturb, and if residual disturbance in the reader's mind is the mark of a good storyteller, then he must be one of the best now at work in English.

Author Elliott, 42, who teaches English at the University of Iowa, has published his stories chiefly in "little" magazines; he is as far from the frequently narcotic tone of The New...

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