Golden Boy | Joseph Wood Krutch

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Golden Boy.
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Joseph Wood Krutch

SOURCE: A Review of Golden Boy, in The Nation, New York, Vol. 145, No. 20, 13 November 1937, p. 540.

In the following review, Krutch states: "There are moments when Golden Boy seems near to greatness; there are others when it trembles on the edge of merely strident melodrama. "

In Golden Boy Clifford Odets has written what is certainly his best play since Awake and Sing. To say this is to say that the piece exhibits unmistakable power and genuine originality, even though it is not, unfortunately, to deny that there is still in his work something which suggests imperfect mastery of a form he will probably have to invent for himself if he is ever to become completely articulate. There are moments when Golden Boy seems near to greatness; there are others when it trembles on the edge of merely strident melodrama.

Ostensibly the play deals with the...

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