Ann Beattie | Critical Essay by Terence Winch

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ann Beattie.
This section contains 616 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
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Critical Essay by Terence Winch

In this new book of stories, Secrets and Surprises, Beattie imagines a very real world of people trapped in relationships that don't work. Resignation is everybody's modus operandi, a spiritual routine that gets them from one day to the next….

Secrets and Surprises represents a great leap forward for Beattie. This new collection recognizes that the more interesting distortions are those which blend inconspicuously into our lives so as to be almost invisible. But nonetheless powerful. (p. E1)

Her novel [Chilly Scenes of Winter] can be read as a story about people and what they do when they find themselves outside of a relationship, but living in the pull of its force. These new stories complement that vision. They represent the other side of things: what happens when people are attached, involved with each other. What happens, of course...

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Buy the Critical Essay by Daphne Merkin
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