The Poisonwood Bible | Critical Review by Gayle Greene

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of The Poisonwood Bible.
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Critical Review by Gayle Greene

SOURCE: “Independence Struggle,” in Women's Review of Books, Vol. XVI, No. 7, April, 1999, pp. 8-9.

In the following review, Greene offers favorable evaluation of The Poisonwood Bible.

The Poisonwood Bible begins with a mysterious command: “Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened.” The opening lines invite us in—“First, picture the forest. I want you to be its conscience, the eyes in the trees.” We are summoned to see, through these eyes, a woman and four girls on a path below, “pale doomed blossoms, bound to appeal to your sympathies. Be careful. Later on you'll have to decide what sympathy they deserve.” We cannot at this point know what this means, this injunction to imagine, decide, to be the eyes in...

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