James T. Farrell | Critical Review by Herbert Kupferberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of James T. Farrell.
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Critical Review by Herbert Kupferberg

SOURCE: "Thirteen Farrell Tales," in The New York Herald Tribune Weekly Book Review, June 4, 1944, p. 13.

In the following review of To Whom It May Concern and Other Stories, Kupferberg contends that Farrell's style and ideas are most successful in his longer works.

Deutsch on Tommy Gallagher's Crusade:

In spite of its verisimilitude . . . the book wants cogency. It is too reportorial. It may be that the method which works in a long novel is inadequate to a short story; there is insufficient piling up of detail, and so the power that comes of sheer mass is lacking. Tommy is plausible but not wholly convincing, partly because the author has not space in which to build him up. The background against which he is drawn, that of a decent lower middle-class home, offers a contrast to Tommy's unattractive personality but fails to...

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