Billy (BookRags) Summary
Albert French

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  • 6 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (6)

258 words, approx. 1 pages
[In the following review, the critic praises Billy for its intensity.] A talented writer makes his debut in this stark, harrowing novel [Billy] of a young black boy's death. Forcefully told, th... Read more
233 words, approx. 1 pages
[In the review below, Seaman hails Billy for its power and strong narrative voice.] This stunning first novel [Billy] seems to have sprung full-blown from the red dirt of the land it portrays, hot and... Read more
657 words, approx. 3 pages
[In the following review, Koenig presents a mixed assessment of Billy.] On a hot afternoon in 1937, two black boys in a Mississippi town stray too far from home. They are attacked and beaten, and one ... Read more
786 words, approx. 3 pages
[Dorris is an American poet, novelist, educator, and cultural anthropologist of Modoc Indian descent. In the review of Billy that follows, he examines the tragic consequences of racism.] In rural Miss... Read more
1,191 words, approx. 4 pages
[In the following essay, based on an interview with French, Gerrard explores how the author's Vietnam War experiences shaped Billy.] Once upon a time in America, an 11-year-old black boy was se... Read more
2,260 words, approx. 8 pages
Interview by Albert French with Polly Vedder, CLC Yearbook[In the interview below, French discusses his writings, experiences that shaped his writing, and the writing process.] [Vedder]: Racism is cen... Read more