Edna Ferber | Critical Review by May Lamberton Becker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Edna Ferber.
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SOURCE: "For Everybody Is a Story," in The New York Herald Tribune Books, May 7, 1933, p. 6.

Becker was an American journalist, critic, and author of books for children. In the following review, she favorably assesses They Brought Their Women.

Everybody has a story: that has been said since autobiographical novels began. Miss Ferber's new book [They Brought Their Women] seems based upon a sounder principal: everybody is a story. If it creates a person, a short story need do no more. If it reveals him in his everyday action, picked out in his group by the spotlight of creative understanding, it will do much more. If it chooses to turn on this light at a crucial moment or in some period of stress, it may have amazing possibilities in the hands of one experienced in life and in the handling of literary material.

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