The Young Man from Atlanta | Literature Criticism Critical Review by John Simon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Young Man from Atlanta.
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Critical Review by John Simon

SOURCE: "With Blunt Tools," in New York Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 9, February 27, 1995, pp. 115-17.

[An American essayist and critic, Simon has served as a drama critic for Esquire and the New Leader. In the excerpt below, he offers a highly negative account of The Young Man from Atlanta.]

"Where is the Christopher Columbus to whom we'll owe the forgetting of a continent?" asked the great poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Upon seeing The Young Man From Atlanta, I would not go so far as to ask its author, Horton Foote, to forget an entire continent; I'd settle for his corner of Texas, which he keeps chewing and rechewing: There is a point where mastication becomes masturbation. Do not think the title means that the play is set in Atlanta, or that the eponymous young man...

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