Edna Ferber | Literature Criticism Critical Review by James MacBride

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Edna Ferber.
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Critical Review by James MacBride

SOURCE: "Thirty-One by Ferber," in The New York Times Book Review, February 16, 1947, p. 3.

In the following review of One Basket, MacBride praises the collection as representing Ferber "at her best."

Miss Ferber's short stories (her blurbist informs us solemnly) are required reading in schools and colleges. For once, it is pleasant to agree with the publicity department. Selected by the author herself from over a hundred published items, the stories in this volume will repay the closest study of the fledgling who would go and do likewise. For the confirmed novel-reader who shuns slick paper, they are vigorous examples of an author at the top of her form—a virtuoso lightness of phrasing, a shrewd ear for dialogue, plus real understanding of the standard problems Americans have faced in the past and must go on facing...

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