John Gardner | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ursula K. Le Guin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of John Gardner.
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Critical Essay by Ursula K. Le Guin

Going strictly by internal evidence one might suppose Freddy's Book to be the work of the offspring of an illicit but delightful union between Ingmar Bergman and Isak Dinesen; but it was written by John Gardner (who, characteristically, insists that it was written by Freddy).

[The Devil in Freddy's Book] is one of the largest and most convincing devils to be found in modern literature; he is very stupid and very subtle; and his eventual murder at the hands and bone knife of the knight is an event of great dramatic power and originality and of most devious and echoing implications. The tale left me mystified and satisfied to the highest degree. Who could ask for anything more? (p. 1)

So I arrive grumpily at [Vlemk, The Box-Painter] which is what I think one must call a...

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