The Golden Gate (novel) Summary

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Essays & Analysis (7)

670 words, approx. 3 pages
Lehman is an American poet and critic. In the following review of The Golden Gate, he praises Seth for revitalizing the novel in verse. Vikram Seth is scarcely your conventional first novelist. Born i... Read more
1,123 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following excerpt, Downing complains that the individual sonnets in The Golden Gate lack intensity and that the story lacks depth. Vikram Seth is mad about sonnets. The Golden Gate consists of ... Read more
917 words, approx. 4 pages
Hollinghurst is an English novelist, editor, and critic. In the following review, he praises The Golden Gate for its technical virtuosity but complains that the form lacks the subtlety of prose. The P... Read more
940 words, approx. 4 pages
Balliet is an American journalist, nonfiction writer, and critic. In the following review, he remarks favorably on The Golden Gate. During the last half of the nineteenth century, the long poem (epic,... Read more
6,100 words, approx. 21 pages
An Austrian-born American educator and critic, Perloff has written extensively on modern poetry. In the following excerpt from a review of The Golden Gate, she asserts that Seth's concern with ... Read more
1,382 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Hill complains that the values in The Golden Gate are flawed but praises the novel's balanced structure. Judging by his novel The Golden Gate, it is hard to see how Vik... Read more
856 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Smith praises The Golden Gate's pace and style but laments its simplistic characterization and lack of depth. One Sunday I luxuriated, moving from hammock to canvas cap... Read more