Enid Bagnold | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Enid Bagnold.
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Enid Bagnold is "the lady of quality" who once wrote a novel from which S. N. Behrman wrote a drama of quality, "Serena Blandish." It was warmly admired by a few people in 1929.

The episode is recalled here because she has now written another drama of quality, "The Chalk Garden."… It has been put together in the same off-center fashion, witty lines popping off at tangents, non-sequiturs rambling brightly through the dialogue, everything more or less upside down, nothing leading directly into the next point of the story.

Miss Bagnold gives the impression of being a severe writer with a sharp mind who disdains pencil, paper and all the materials of her craft, and has small patience with logic and what is known in the trade as "the obligatory scene." "The Chalk Garden" is like a piece of sparkling cut glass….

[The] plot is the least interesting item...

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