Betty Smith Summary

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  • 5 Literature Criticisms
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355 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Walter Havighurst The mid-1920's in America are remembered as a time of prosperity and expansiveness, and the literature of those years shows us the Babbitts, the Gatsbys, and... Read more
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Critical Essay by G. E. Miles [Aside] from the paucity of Miss Smith's writing powers, the deficiencies of ["Tomorrow Will Be Better"] are great enough to exclude it from even the... Read more
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Critical Essay by James P. Degnan, Jr. The worst thing about Maggie-Now … is not its sentimentality, nor its staleness, nor even Miss Smith's monotonous narrative scheme, which grinds th... Read more
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Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement Brooklyn in the early years of the century, swarming with immigrants of all nationalities, mostly warm-hearted, is a terrain not unknown to readers of c... Read more
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Critical Essay by Virgilia Peterson In writing another novel about an Irish family in Brooklyn ["Maggie-Now"], Betty Smith has more courage than foresight. Her Brooklyn "Tree�... Read more