Summer 1961 • Vol. XXIII No. 3 Book Reviews |

Dark Is the Color

The Games Of Night by Stig Dagerman. J. B. Lippincott Company. Cloth, $3.50. Paper, $1.65. The Dignity Of Night by Klaus Roehler. J. B. Lippincott Company. Cloth, $3.50. Paper, $1.65. The New Zealanders by Maurice Shadbolt. Atheneum Publishers, $4.00. Tales From A Troubled Land by Alan Paton. Charles Scribner's Sons, $3.50. A few years ago, no self-respecting publisher needed to invoke the bogeyman to quiet a noisy child; he had only to say, "Shut up, or daddy'll put out a volume of short stories." Recently, the climate has changed; the number of short-story collections has increased and impressive new writers—Grace Paley and Philip Roth, for instance—have been introduced to audiences through their short fiction. Of the four books of short stories that I have just read, three are by writers who are new to this country. Two of the volumes, Stig Dagerman's The Games of Night and Klaus Roehler's The Dignity of Night, are helping to initiate the Keystone Short Storie

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