Anna Quindlen | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Anna Quindlen.
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SOURCE: Eastland, Terry. “Booby Prize.” American Spectator 25, no. 6 (June 1992): 42-3.

In the following essay, Eastland delineates the flaws in Quindlen's column writing.

Now that Anna Quindlen of the New York Times has won herself a Pulitzer Prize for commentary, there's one more reason to grant her lifetime membership in the Current Wisdom section of this magazine. But an event that is good for The American Spectator is not necessarily good for the country or the press—or for women, whom I bring up because it is on their behalf that Quindlen claims to speak. As she said in a Commonweal interview this past February, having “51 percent of the readers is pretty good.”

The Pulitzer Prize is the one award journalists truly esteem among the many they bestow upon themselves. Quindlen's prize not only confirms the New York Times in its decision two years ago to relocate her from...

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