The Hotel New Hampshire | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Eliot Fremont-smith

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Hotel New Hampshire.
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Critical Essay by Eliot Fremont-smith

Only an oaf or a meanie could not be touched by a novel as eager and bumptious and cuddly as John Irving's The Hotel New Hampshire…. It's sheer energy all the way, plus magnetic characters, scenic wonders, horrendous happenings, and raffish, boffo jokes on every next page. It warms the mind, tickles the funnybone, squeezes the heart; it alerts concern, then punctures it with a fart, followed by a hug. This book loves us. And if sometimes you can't tell what's cruel from what's hilarious, or the wisdom from the wind, or a paradox from a poignancy—well, that's life or art, vaudeville or psychodrama, nature or nostalgia, and what do you want for a $15.50 top?…

The book's appeal is both obvious and timely...

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This section contains 316 words
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