The Injustice Collectors

by Louis Auchincloss. Houghton Miltlin, $2.30.
The term “injustice collectors” was coined by a psychiatrist to describe people who suffer from an unconscious need to feel the world has wronged them. These eight well-tempered stories, two of which appeared in the Atlantic, center for the most part on characters of this kind who have been born with enviable advantages: the milieu is the conservative top layer of Society, the setting New York and “Anchor Harbor.”It is refreshing to find someone able to write about this sector without strident reformism, caricature, or covert snobbery. Mr. Auchincloss is cool, critical, and psychologically discerning. His situations are interesting and his prose is stylish.