Anne Tyler | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Linda Simon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Anne Tyler.
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Critical Review by Linda Simon

SOURCE: Simon, Linda. Review of A Patchwork Planet, by Anne Tyler. World and I 13, no. 8 (August 1998): 274-77.

In the following review, Simon praises Tyler's characterization of Barnaby, the protagonist of The Patchwork Planet.

In her fourteenth novel [A Patchwork Planet], Anne Tyler illuminates heroism in the small gestures of ordinary life.

In an interview early in her career, Anne Tyler admitted that one of her motivations for writing fiction was a desire to inhabit other characters, to live other lives. Asked what kind of work she would do if she were not a writer, Tyler revealed an attraction “toward manual labor, mainly. I'd like to run a repair shop for toys. I'd like to start an herb farm. And it wouldn't be so bad working for one of those companies that takes on...

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