Books: Americana

NO MORE TRUMPETS—George Milburn —Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

If Edward J. O'Brien (editor of an annual Best Short Stories] is any judge Author George Milburn is a writer to keep an eye on. Of the 18 stories in No More Trumpets, two have been printed in O'Brien anthologies. Readers who must have sentiment, romance, sweetness had best leave Author Milburn alone: his hard, realistic sketches may set their teeth on edge. Readers who like their U. S. literature homely and indigenous should enjoy his stories

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