Victor M. Knight


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.



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