Books: Chimney-Corner Tales

COLLECTED SHORT STORIES by Robert Graves. 323 pages. Doubleday. $4.95.

Robert Graves has published 90 books, including scholarly works, novels and collections of poetry. He has also written scores of short stories, and this first collection of them demonstrates that Graves can do almost anything well—or at least, skillfully. The stories I are largely autobiographical, and range in locale from the field of Flanders (where Graves was so badly wounded in World War I that he was listed "killed in action") to the small Majorcan village where he has lived the majority of...

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