Mary Ellen Chase | Critical Review by Bess Jones

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Ellen Chase.
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Critical Review by Bess Jones

SOURCE: Jones, Bess. “Chase. …” Saturday Review 24 (15 November 1941): 12.

In the following review of Windswept, Jones praises the nobility of Chase's descriptions of a high-minded New England family but finds the writing a little too genteel.

A reviewer who speaks of “novels of character,” “novels of atmosphere,” “novels of action,” is undoubtedly dated. For most current novelists, apparently preferring to avoid the suspicion of any single intent, refuse to admit the need for any single-minded technical procedure. Miss Chase fortunately can afford a little labeling. Openly inviting the description of her newest book [Windswept] as a “novel of place,” she directs all her literary skill toward giving that aim validity. As in her other works, the scene is again Maine, this...

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