Gina Berriault | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Gina Berriault.
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SOURCE: A review of Women in their Beds: New and Selected Stories, in Publishers Weekly, February 5, 1996, p. 77.

[The following review provides an evaluation of the collection Women in their Beds and short plot summaries of some of the stories.]

Whether focusing on yuppies or drifters, social workers or Indian restaurateurs, heroin addicts or teenage baby-sitters, Berriault (The Lights of Earth) writes with great psychological acuity and a compassion that comes always from observation, never from sentimentality. These 35 short stories have been published in magazines ranging from the Paris Review to Harper's Bazaar, 10 of them are here issued in book form for the first time. In "Who Is It Can Tell Me Who I Am?" the dapper Alberto Perera, "a librarian who did not look like one," fears that the young drifter who has befriended him, wishing to discuss the Spanish poetry he carries in his pockets, is out...

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