Fall 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 4 The International Symposium on the Short Story, Part ThreeJanuary 1, 1969 |

United States

United States: George Garrett Anything that I have to say about short stories has to be personal, at least in part. Quite impossible for me to be "objective." Possible, though pointless it seems to me, to take a stance, strike a pose of objectivity. The rhetorical effort of deception would far exceed any gain. Best, then, at the beginning to announce that even my mildest and vaguest generalizations have behind them more impulse than logic, come more from assumption than thoughtful appraisal.   I still think of myself as beginning, finding my way and voice in the form. Maybe always will be, for various reasons. But some things come as a surprise with a mild shock. Like an anthology I got in the mail not long ago, from Scribner's, called Publishers Choice. A selection of stories by writers they have published one time or another "going back to" King of the Mountain, my first collection. Strange, all of a sudden, to be the oldest writer in a book. To have work that seems only y

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