Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 1931

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. R.R. Macgregor


The juggernaut of Industrialism is running amok in America today – and its blind, crazed devotees are being crushed amid the clamor and the noise, the abandoned irresponsibility of a barbaric festival. Industrialism is affecting all literature, but the short story, is chiefly threatened. The magazine is its forum, and the magazine must make money or suspend. The commercialized short-story is a mirror of the times – it takes in all movements. The American short-stories form a composite picture of life in the United States. The typical short story in the past quarter-century, and particularly since the World War, as avoided usual aspects to find its interest in the common but appealing problems of the life about us.


Copyright 1931 Grace Rogers

Library Call Number

LD2652 .T5 E5 R63 1931


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