Billy (BookRags) | Interview by Albert French with Polly Vedder, CLC Yearbook

Albert French
This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Billy (BookRags).
This section contains 2,260 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Billy

Interview by Albert French with Polly Vedder, CLC Yearbook

[In the interview below, French discusses his writings, experiences that shaped his writing, and the writing process.]

[Vedder]: Racism is central to Billy; what kind of personal experience have you had with that issue?

[French]: Well, the racism in Billy, quite honestly, is a backdrop. It's been written that it lights up the face of American racism; Billy was not meant to be that. My feeling about writing Billy was to get the feelings of Billy himself, Cinder, his mother, her feelings, Lori Pasko, Ginger Pasko, these people involved. It wasn't to light up the face of racism.

So it was character that was really interesting to you.

Right. Without racism the book would not have occurred, so it was a vital part of the book, but not my main focus when...

(read more)

This section contains 2,260 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Billy
Follow Us on Facebook