Milton Meltzer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gilbert Millstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Milton Meltzer.
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Critical Essay by Gilbert Millstein

I think of "Violins and Shovels" as a salutary book. It is intended for young readers—but I think it could be read profitably by older ones who have neither the time nor the inclination to plow through the records [of the W.P.A. Arts Projects] in great detail. All will learn that, for a time, anyway, no government in history ever did what the Roosevelt Administration did: Make it possible for artists to live—neither well nor ill but in reasonable comfort, so that they might tend their arts and bring them to flower.

Readers will learn once more of the fundamental hostility toward the arts of legislatures and businesses…. And they will learn exactly how little is required for an artist to survive and work.

It is Meltzer's belief—I share...

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