Winter 1941 • Vol. Book ReviewsMarch 2, 2024 |

Mountaineers Are Shakespearean

The Hawk's Done Gone. By Mildred Haun. Bobbs Merrill. $2.50 This volume, advertised as a novel, is a collection of thirteen stories, twelve of which are told by an old woman, Mary Dorthula Kanipe; the last one by her daughter. The setting is northeast Tennessee, in relatively inaccessible Cocke County. Born in 1847 and dying at 93, Mary lived through almost a century in her region, and her continuing point of view lends to the book a certain degree of unity, though it lacks the cumulative effect of a novel proper. She talks about the incidents which she has taken part in, or heard of, with simplicity and directness, and her tales remain almost entirely on the level of straight narrative. The author makes little effort to go into the minds of those whom these narratives treat. Were this all she had done Miss Haun's work would have relatively little to commend it, except its liveliness. But she does a very great deal more; her work is bold and original. Its boldness consists, I

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