Richard Condon | Critical Review by Sarah Booth Conroy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Richard Condon.
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SOURCE: "From 'Prizzi' to Politics, Slippery Satire," in Washington Post, May 10, 1990, pp. D1, D6.

In her review of Emperor of America below, Conroy questions Condon on a variety of topics, including his politics, his writings, and his future plans.

Each time Chay would make a plan to slip into New York incognito, Keifetz and Grogan would increase the mood-altering drugs, which led to more hypnosis, which led to more biofeedback, which led to making him feel more and more and more that he was actually Ronald Reagan, until he began to reach the point where he ran the country's foreign affairs and Defense Department purchasing by astrology. [Emperor of America]

"Strident, venomous, punitive, mean"—that's the way Richard Condon characterizes his new book, Emperor of America, a rough, ready and raucous satire on Ronald Reagan, and on Lt. Col. Oliver North and co-conspirators...

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