The Cathedral | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Paul Gray

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Cathedral.
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Critical Review by Paul Gray

SOURCE: A review of Cathedral, in Time, Vol. 122, September 19, 1983, p. 95.

In the following review, Gray suggests that Cathedral contains hidden depths of meaning.

For years now, the demographics of the American short story have been moving up-scale. The line of Hemingway drifters and Flannery O'Connor grotesques seems to be dying out. Characters rarely worry any more about finding God or their next meal. They are likely instead to be well educated, sensitive to a fault, politically liberal, and affluent enough to feel pleasurable guilt in their possessions. They tend, in short, to resemble the stereotypical reader of The New Yorker, which is where the luckiest of these fictional people are chosen to appear. The rejected ones must troop off to the quarterlies and go through their paces (at greatly reduced rates) for smaller audiences composed of people with whom they can feel...

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This section contains 870 words
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