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AMERICAN HARVEST, Twenty Years of Creative Writing in the United States —Edited by Allen Tafe and John Peale Bishop—Fischer ($3.50).

The examples of American creative writing packed into American Harvest's 533 pages are being translated into Spanish and Portuguese and will be published in South America under the aegis of the Rockefeller Committee.

There is no Dreiser or Sinclair Lewis in the book; but Dreiser's effects depend on cumulative mass, and Lewis' great talents were not for creative but for reportorial writing. Unfortunately, there is no Scott Fitzgerald, either. The editors also went wrong...

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