Pat Barker | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ivan Gold

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Pat Barker.
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Critical Essay by Ivan Gold

["Union Street"] is set in the early 1970's in an unnamed city in England's industrial Northeast. The impoverished, grimy town has two basic industries: the steelworks, from which the men are frequently furloughed or prematurely retired, and the cake factory, where many of the women work or have worked. Miss Barker skillfully employs the factory setting to touch on matters like automation, race prejudice, feeblemindedness and the sheer human hardship experienced by some of those trapped on the assembly line….

Her novel is divided into seven sections, each named for a particular female….

Together, the seven sections explore every permutation and nuance (both within and outside the desperate social milieu that is this author's artistic capital) of growing up, growing old, making do, making a living, having babies, raising children, absorbing grief, loving...

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