Jane Hamilton | Critical Review by William H. Pritchard

This literature criticism consists of approximately 14 pages of analysis & critique of Jane Hamilton.
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Critical Review by William H. Pritchard

SOURCE: Pritchard, William H. “Fiction Chronicle.” Hudson Review 54, no. 2 (summer 2001): 313-19.

In the following review, Pritchard examines a selection of recent novels, including Disobedience, arguing that Hamilton's realistic portrayal of a mother-son relationship is “a solid and credible achievement.”

William Trevor's most recent collection of short fiction has met with universal praise, an unusual consensus even for such a distinguished writer.1 As one of the reviewers who praised it, I can't help wondering whether anything in addition to the clear merit of his work is responsible for the unanimity. It may have something to do with a related fact—that even more than with most writers, detailing the plot and describing the characters of a Trevor story is of no use in suggesting that story's feel, its texture. Mr...

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