Leroy V. Quintana | Critical Review by Jon Forrest Glade

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Leroy V. Quintana.
This section contains 1,046 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Karl Kopp

Critical Review by Jon Forrest Glade

SOURCE: “War and Injustice,” in American Book Review, Vol. 16, No. 1, April/May, 1994, p. 21.

In the following excerpted review, Glade surveys Quintana's Vietnam war poems.

As I write this review during the early hours of Memorial Day, Channel 23 telecasts a marathon of war movies almost entirely about World War II. The sound is turned off, but, as I get up from the typewriter for a fresh cup of coffee or to check my notes against one of the poems from Leroy V. Quintana's Interrogations, I glimpse black-and-white images of war. The actors change from movie to movie, but each film—be it about an infantry platoon, a bomber crew, or a small squad on a suicide mission—seems to feature the same cast of stock characters: The Hillbilly, The Daredevil Patriot, The Experienced...

(read more)

This section contains 1,046 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Review by Karl Kopp
Follow Us on Facebook