Daphne du Maurier | Critical Essay by Malcolm Bradbury

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Daphne du Maurier.
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Critical Essay by Malcolm Bradbury

SOURCE: "To a Moment of Truth," in The New York Times Book Review, October 25, 1959, p. 4.

An English novelist and critic, Bradbury is best known as the author of such satiric novels as Eating People Is Wrong (1959) and Stepping Westward (1965). In the following review of The Breaking Point, he expresses several reservations about the individual pieces but calls du Maurier's short stories her best work.

[The Breaking Point] is a curious and uneven affair. The stories are, claims the author in an introdučtory note, concerned with the moment of truth that comes in the life of each individual, the moment at which "it is as though the link between emotion and reason is stretched to the limit of endurance, and sometimes snaps." And her theme in the first three stories ("The Alibi," "The Blue Lenses" and "Ganymede") is...

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