Diane Johnson Summary

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  • 5 Literature Criticisms
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548 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Karyl Roosevelt "If you are going to have lovers and a life of freedom and intellect, you have to expect unwed pregnancies and divorces and malice and mistakes," [said ... Read more
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Critical Essay by A. S. Byatt 'No man knows what evil lurks in the secret heart of men. But the Shadow Knows.' So I am told by an American friend, a Valentine Dyall-like voice informed t... Read more
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Critical Essay by Robert Towers ["The Shadow Knows" is an ambitious pseudo-suspense novel] notable for the psychological subtlety with which it traces the sliding of fear into paranoia a... Read more
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Critical Essay by Thomas R. Edwards Diane Johnson is uncannily alert to the subtleties of [her women characters' feelings in Lying Low], and she has no trouble in showing that the reality they ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Mary Gordon The pall of dread hangs over Lying Low—not terror, but something slower, vaguer, the nightmares of a summer afternoon before the thunder when the air is thick, and... Read more