The Executioner's Song | Critical Essay by Robert Merrill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 27 pages of analysis & critique of The Executioner's Song.
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SOURCE: "Mailer's Sad Comedy: The Executioner's Song," in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring, 1992, pp. 129-48.

In the following essay, Merrill reconsiders the critical reception of The Executioner's Song through analysis of Mailer's presentation and major themes in the novel. According to Merrill, Mailer's treatment of social injustice and tragedy evokes compassion for all characters involved.

This is an absolutely astonishing book.

                                    —Joan Didion

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This section contains 7,862 words
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