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Stories in Dialogue

Stories in Dialogue AS the state of the world grows more depressing, I find that my taste in literature becomes lighter. I have developed a nervous horror of being bored, as well as a feverish anxiety to be distracted, and so I now subject my fiction to a prereading test. When I am about to choose a novel, I first turn over the pages to see if there is plenty of dialogue and not too many long paragraphs of descriptive matter once this peculiar criterion of mine is satisfied, I begin reading and if the dialogue is not literary talk but is true to life, amusing and character revealing, I then decide to buy, borrow or hire the book. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Review Emerald Publishing

Stories in Dialogue

Library Review , Volume 6 (8): 3 – Aug 1, 1938

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0024-2535
DOI
10.1108/eb012051
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Abstract

AS the state of the world grows more depressing, I find that my taste in literature becomes lighter. I have developed a nervous horror of being bored, as well as a feverish anxiety to be distracted, and so I now subject my fiction to a prereading test. When I am about to choose a novel, I first turn over the pages to see if there is plenty of dialogue and not too many long paragraphs of descriptive matter once this peculiar criterion of mine is satisfied, I begin reading and if the dialogue is not literary talk but is true to life, amusing and character revealing, I then decide to buy, borrow or hire the book.

Journal

Library ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1938

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