Garrison Keillor | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Alison Lurie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Garrison Keillor.
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Critical Review by Alison Lurie

SOURCE: "The Frog Prince," in The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1988, pp. 33-4.

In the following review, Lurie discusses Keillor's work as a humorist in his books and in articles for The New Yorker.

Over the last few years Lake Wobegon, Minnesota (population 942), has become the best-known town of its size in America. Millions of people are sentimentally familiar with its rival Lutheran and Catholic churches; its Chatterbox Cafe, where the specials are always meatloaf and tunafish hotdish; Bertha's Kitty Boutique ("for persons who care about cats"); and Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery ("If you can't get it at Ralph's, you can probably get along without it").

Lake Wobegon, of course, does not exist; it is the invention of Garrison Keillor, former radio variety-show host and occasional...

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