Books: Long Stories

THE FLYING YORKSHIREMAN—Edited by Whit Burnett and Martha Foley—Harper ($2.50).

The "novella," say Editors Burnett and Foley, is a story whose development requires more length and leisure than the short story, and yet "is in the nature of the short story in its unity of effect." Last week they demonstrated some of the possibilities of the form in a collection of five "novellas" chosen from Story magazine, which they edit. Although the book was launched to the accompaniment of resounding praise by short-story experts, any one of whose superlatives could qualify as the blurb of the week, readers less attentive to the...

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