Books: Before the War

THE GOODHUES OF SINKING CREEK— W. R. Burnett—Harper ($1.50).

Though the College of Critics last week continued to look down its collective nose at Author William Riley Burnett, readers-at-large continued to lend him their ears. Accused on the one hand of "commercializing " the Hemingway manner and hailed on the other as a story-teller who does not set himself up to be anything fancier, Author Burnett never goes behind the facts of what he has to tell, but his facts are telling. The Goodhues of Sinking Creek is only a long short story, but its...

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