Amiri Baraka | Edith Oliver

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Edith Oliver

SOURCE: "Over the Edge," in The New Yorker, Vol. XL, No. 7, April 4, 1964, pp. 78-9.

In the following excerpt, Oliver praises the "deadly wit and passionate wild comedy " of "Dutchman, " but felt that the anger expressed by the black character, while justifiable, was ineffective.

LeRoi Jones whose "Dutchman" is the final one-acter of

Robert Hooks and Jennifer West as Clay and Lula in the 1964 Cherry Lane Theatre production of Robert Hooks and Jennifer West as Clay and Lula in the 1964 Cherry Lane Theatre production of "Dutchman. "
"Three at the Cherry Lane," is an original and talented young dramatist. For about three-quarters of the way, his play has a kind of deadly wit and passionate wild comedy that are his alone, and then, sad to say, he almost literally sends it all up in smoke, under what I feel is the mistaken impression that in order to have point and impact a good story must be given general and even symbolic implications. Himself a...

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