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  • 3 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (3)

620 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Harold Clurman Logic might insist that there are three kinds of plays—good, bad, indifferent—but Clifford Odets' "The Big Knife" is none of these. ... Read more
522 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Joseph Wood Krutch ["The Big Knife"] is an exposure of the movie capital which must take its place beside the exposures of the advertising business written by bright yo... Read more
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Critical Essay by John Gassner It is no small tribute to Clifford Odets that his return to Broadway after eight years of Hollywood peonage should have roused singular expectations. Although these were... Read more