Jim Carroll Summary

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  • 13 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (13)

151 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following brief review, Cooney faults Carroll's poetry in Living at the Movies. These imitative poems range in models from the portentous pseudo-reference of John Ashbery to the flat tri... Read more
1,593 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following review, Hochswender praises the “ornate and harrowingly stark” writing collected in Forced Entries. Despite his contention that the stories in the collection are often s... Read more
3,175 words, approx. 11 pages
In the following interview, portions of which also appeared in The Street, Gladysz and Carroll discuss Carroll's writing career, his methods of writing Forced Entries and The Basketball Diaries... Read more
5,684 words, approx. 19 pages
In the following essay, Carter offers an assessment of Carroll's diaries, poems, and rock lyrics. Carter discusses the role of Carroll's drug use and addiction in the “ongoing str... Read more
306 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following brief review, the critic discusses the poems in Void of Course. An alternately self-exposing and swaggering Bukowskian diarist, Carroll reinforces his rock-star-like pop culture niche... Read more
210 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following brief review, the critic lauds Carroll's poetic ability in Void of Course. Carroll, experienced with heroin himself, offers belated advice to the corpse of Kurt Cobain in the v... Read more
6,917 words, approx. 24 pages
In the following interview, Alteri questions Carroll about his spoken-word recordings, his feelings about poetry, his drug addiction, and the conflict between his musical career and his literary aspir... Read more
660 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Malanga favorably assesses Carroll's Living at the Movies, commenting on the original technique and confident voice employed in the collection. Malanga also compares Ca... Read more
3,618 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following essay, Flippo addresses Carroll's move from poetry writer to rock musician and interviews the poet/songwriter about his life, his former drug addiction, and his literary influe... Read more
164 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following negative review, the critic chastises Carroll and the collection of prose and poetry Living at the Movies. Carroll would like to be poetry’s renegade stepchild, an avant-gardis... Read more
159 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following brief review, Guillory praises Carroll's ability to shock readers with incongruous images in The Book of Nods. Carroll’s prose poems (or “nods”) are like v... Read more
1,233 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Delacorte lauds Carroll's ability to create witty one-liners and clever vignettes in Forced Entries, but asserts that the book lacks substance and has an unfulfilling c... Read more
318 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, the critic pans Forced Entries for its lack of substance. While acknowledging the occasional flashes of intense humor and wit, the critic derides Carroll for providing too muc... Read more