Kenneth Grahame | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Anderson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Kenneth Grahame.
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Critical Essay by John Anderson

SOURCE: "Kenneth Grahame (1920)" in Art & Reality, Janet Anderson, Graham Cullum, Kimon Lycos, eds., Hale & Iremonger, 1982, pp. 157-61.

In the following essay, Anderson discusses the characteristics of Grahame's prose style.

Kenneth Grahame's writing belongs to what might be called the literature of the countryside. Not only does it deal with the significance of common things, of growth, of open-air delights; it draws attention to the way in which the countryside is significant in history. These qualities are to be found also in Chesterton and Belloc, the latter of whom has enshrined them in the poem at the end of The Four Men:

He does not die that can bequeath
Some influence to the land he knows,
Or dares, persistent, interwreath
Love permanent with the wild hedgerows;
    He does...

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