Terry McMillan | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Leland

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Terry McMillan.
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Critical Essay by John Leland

SOURCE: "How Terry Got Her Groove," in Newsweek, Vol. 127, No. 18, April 29, 1996, pp. 76-9.

In the following essay, Leland discusses McMillan's literary success, critical reception, and wide popularity.

It is midmorning. In Terry Mcmillan's home, and the lovebirds are squawking. This is McMillan's modest-size house—the builders are putting the finishing touches on a grand Spanish-style manor around the corner—and the caged birds are able to rock it: four or five of them, brilliant green and red and yellow, splaying shocks of sound and color amid the fierce teal and chartreuse finishings. The lovebird, you might imagine, has a gentle, soothing coo. But you'd be wrong. These things can blow. And beneath their clamor, cutting through it, is the gruff gale force that is Terry McMillan, one of the most robustly...

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This section contains 2,097 words
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