Maxine Kumin | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Judith Barrington

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Maxine Kumin.
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Critical Review by Judith Barrington

SOURCE: Barrington, Judith. “Charmed Life.” Women's Review of Books 18, no. 7 (April 2001): 6.

In the following positive review, Barrington examines the appeal of Always Beginning and Inside the Halo and Beyond.

I recently had the pleasure of re-reading Virginia Woolf's essay, “How Should One Read a Book?” Nowadays, it is unfashionable to tell anyone how they “should” do anything, but Woolf had no such inhibitions. As she pointed out, readers do sometimes miss the delicious heart of a book because they are looking for the wrong thing.

Woolf advocates taking from each genre “what it is right that each should give us.” But, she says, “Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be...

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