James Alan McPherson | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Laurence Lafore

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Critical Essay by Laurence Lafore

[In "Hue and Cry" McPherson] writes in an unmannered, unhurried, unexcited way that adumbrates its own literary form. The stories are uneven, but they are all original; and the best of them, notably one called "Of Cabbages and Kings," about a slightly mad adherent of the Black Power mystique, are superlatively moving and haunting. They are not richly intellectual, which is a relief, but McPherson proves that objectivity coupled with close observation and technical skill can evoke strong emotion. (p. 26)

Laurence Lafore, "Fiction: 'Hue and Cry'," in The New York Times Book Review (© 1969 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), June 1, 1969, pp. 5, 26.

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