Mark Harris (author) Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Mark Harris (author).

  • 15 Literature Criticisms
Follow Us on Facebook

Study Pack

The Mark Harris (author) Study Pack contains:

Essays & Analysis (15)

275 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Nancy Groberg It is very much to Mr. Harris's credit that, in writing ["Trumpet to the World," a story] of a Negro educated and loved by a white woman, persecute... Read more
470 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Cynthia Ozick The Goy is an enterprise which, it seems to me, not only makes large claims for itself, but lays large claims on our attention and our inquiries. One of these inquiries... Read more
2,733 words, approx. 10 pages
Critical Essay by William J. Schafer Mark Harris, over the past thirty years, has produced a large group of fine novels, too many to survey easily in one essay. His work has garnered good reviews and ... Read more
433 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Donald Hall ["It Looked Like for Ever"] is not so much about baseball as about aging, just as "Bang the Drum Slowly" was not so much about baseball as it ... Read more
330 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Brad Owens ["Short Work of It: Selected Writing by Mark Harris"] might well stand on any writer's desk alongside a dictionary, a thesaurus, and "The Eleme... Read more
289 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Joseph Epstein [It Looked Like For Ever] is a very likeable book, and to damn it with a little faint praise, I should say that it rather amused me but not violently. Part of the prob... Read more
588 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Robert Wilson [Although] I do think Henry Wiggen (the hero of It Looked Like For Ever and several other Harris novels) is something more than a baseball player, I think he is somethi... Read more
221 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Edward J. Fitzgerald [In] time for the opening of the 1953 season Mark Harris has come up with a novel, "The Southpaw" … that is the best straight—as dist... Read more
218 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Robert Daley A portion of "Bang the Drum Slowly" is a percussive dirge for Bruce Pearson who didn't get very much of the little he wanted out of life. He died wi... Read more
134 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Donald Malcolm ["A Ticket for a Seamstitch"] may have its shortcomings, but it does, at least, provoke the sort of laughter that a grown man needn't be ashamed o... Read more
213 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by John P. Sisk I found [Something About a Soldier] an enjoyable performance, full of humor, sympathy and a relish of language. Mr. Harris has resisted the temptation to use his hero si... Read more
300 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Granville Hicks Mark Harris is one of the most engaging of the young novelists, a man of incorrigibly high spirits, one who is not merely willing but delighted to entertain his reade... Read more
288 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Melvin Maddocks [Mark Harris] has returned to one of the oldest novelistic forms to relate his new story about an academic hero…. Samuel Richardson wrote the "first Eng... Read more
493 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Edgar Z. Friedenberg A reviewer who attempts to look … deeply into Twentyone Twice faces curious but interesting problems, both technical and moral. If it were fiction, I woul... Read more
332 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Roderick Nordell The title character of "The Goy" is a Christian cast among Jews. He takes a Jewish wife and a Jewish mistress. His scholarly, professional life depends... Read more