Gary Soto | Critical Essay by Patricia de la Fuentes

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Gary Soto.
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SOURCE: “Mutability and Stasis: Images of Time in Gary Soto's Black Hair,” in The Americas Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring, 1989, pp. 100-07.

In the following essay, de la Fuentes discusses Soto's treatment of time and his emphasis on death in Black Hair.

In Feeling and Form, a theory of art developed from her Philosophy in a New Key, Susanne Langer defines the role of the poet in terms of how well he “uses discourse to create an illusion, a pure appearance, which is a non-discursive symbolic form.”1 Central to this theory is the distinction between the “actual” and the “virtual” experience:

The appearances of events in our actual lives are fragmentary, transient and often indefinite, like most of our experiences—like the space we move in, the...

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