In the Time of the Butterflies | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Roberto González Echevarría

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of In the Time of the Butterflies.
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Critical Review by Roberto González Echevarría

SOURCE: "Sisters in Death," in The New York Times Book Review, December 18, 1994, p. 28.

Echevarría teaches Hispanic and comparative literature. In the following mixed review, he comments on character, plot, and theme in In the Time of the Butterflies.

Hispanic writers in the United States have published several novels of unquestionable merit, the most recent success being Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban. Most deal with the pains and pleasures of growing up in a culture and a language outside the mainstream. If becoming an adult is a trying process under ordinary circumstances, doing so within varying and often conflicting expectations can be even more bewildering and alienating. It makes growing up, which is by its very nature self-absorbing, doubly so. A person can emerge not a harmonious blend, but simultaneously...

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