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Dressing Up for the Carnival Summary

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  • 7 Literature Criticism

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Essays & Analysis (7)

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In the following review of Dressing Up for the Carnival, Grimond asserts that Shields is at her best when describing details of everyday life, holding that the stories are varied, enjoyable, and conta... Read more
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In the following essay, Howells discusses two stories from the collection Dressing Up for the Carnival, asserting that Shields's writing displays “a subversive carnivalesque energy. ... Read more
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In the following review, Walters praises Dressing Up for the Carnival as a fine collection of lively stories, and lauds Shields's use of vivid detail. The title story of Carol Shields's ... Read more
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In the following review of Dressing Up for the Carnival, Moss comments that the best stories in the collection focus on love and marriage and highlight Shields's experimentation with narrative ... Read more
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In the following review of Dressing Up for the Carnival, Scurr comments on the thematic links within each story, maintaining that Shields is a powerful storyteller who uses an experimental narrative s... Read more
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In the following review, Frucht asserts that Dressing Up for the Carnival is an important and highly entertaining work. Dressing Up for the Carnival is Pulitzer Prize-winner Carol Shields's thi... Read more
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In the following excerpt, Glover maintains that the stories in Dressing Up for the Carnival are elegantly written but ultimately lacking in depth. Carol Shields's Dressing Up for the Carnival i... Read more
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