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Critical Essay by Barbara Hochman

SOURCE: Hochman, Barbara. “Norris's Dubious Naturalism.” In The Art of Frank Norris, Storyteller, pp. 1-19. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988.

In the following essay, Hochman disputes Frank Norris's reputation as a naturalist, contending that the imaginative force of his work “is not to be sought in his naturalist concerns, but rather in a cluster of preoccupations that center on the vulnerability of the self.”

“You don't understand. … It runs in my family to hate anything sticky. It's—it's—it's heredity.”

—Annixter in Norris's The Octopus

So you think Romance would stop in the front parlor and discuss medicated flannels and mineral waters with the ladies? Not for more than five...

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