Leon Garfield | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Leon Garfield.
This section contains 1,533 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Richard Camp

Karl Kraus said: "There are two kinds of writers, those who are and those who aren't. With the first, content and form belong together like soul and body; with the second, they match each other like body and clothes." Leon Garfield in The Drummer Boy has become one of "those who are". It is no more a children's book than Gulliver's Travels is a travel book; but the fact that it had to be prepared for the children's market may be the reason why it is so perfect a work of art: enforcing compression of complex ideas within the accepted length of a children's novel, and enforcing exclusion of all that may not have been central to them. (p. 47)

[The] landscape of the book is, as in [D. H.] Lawrence, a real landscape, and a landscape of the inner world. (pp. 47-8)

Much of the last part of...

(read more)

This section contains 1,533 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Richard Camp
Copyrights
Gale
Critical Essay by Richard Camp from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.