After reading the last issue of MSS as thoroughly as my somewhat limited capabilities would allow, I have formed one very definite conclusion concerning the contents thereof. I would like to deviate from the usual procedure followed in dealing with the writings of other people and simply state my conclusion on the contents of the magazine as a whole and then try to substantiate my theory. I write this with admiration and greatest respect for the sponsors of the magazine, its editorial staff and its contributors. I am simply seeking reasons for a trend which seems to be developing among young writers.
To me, the contents of the last issue of MSS could be described, largely, in one word-morbid. Perhaps that word is a bit strong in some instances and inadequate in others, but in my opinion it comes the closest of any single adjective in describing the greatest number of articles.
Knight, Victor M.
"Life Can Be Beautiful,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 15
, Article 14.
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