Nine Stories by Jerome Weidman Author:Jerome Weidman These nine stories by an acknowledged master of the modern short story have never before appeared as a book. Each is about an individual caught in a dilemma, shown by that most exacting of cameras - a writer with an uncanny understanding of human beings. To call these stories artistic or commercial or slick, to say that they are either contriv... more »ed or that they depend on stylistic atmosphere to sustain them is begging the issue. Even to claim that they are the accurate record of a most able reporter with an inner ear accutely attuned to every nuance of urban speech falls far short of explaining the magic of Jerome Weidman.
His talent is and has been unique for thirty years - in the short story, the novel and more recently the Broadway theater. To understand it fully you must read these stories which, once sampled, are as infectious as popcorn, yet as satisfying as a nine course dinner.« less