James T. Farrell | Critical Review by E. S. Forgotson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of James T. Farrell.
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Critical Review by E. S. Forgotson

SOURCE: "Out of the Many, One," in The Nation, Vol. 154, No. 25, June 30, 1942, pp. 716-18.

In this review, Forgotson admires those stories in $1000 A Week and Other Stories that provide the reader with some understanding of the human experience, but states that the majority of the stories lack significance.

The items of this volume work by a wide variety of methods. In the simplest distinction, there is the fact that one "story," "G. B. S. Interviews the Pope," has the force of a dramatic dialogue between the irresistible force and the immovable object named; another consists of nothing more than the near side of a telephone conversation. Somewhat less obviously, there are differences of style to be seen, for example, in the contrast of such stories as "$1,000 a Week," "The Sport of Kings," and "Whoopee for the New Deal...

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