James A. Michener | Critical Essay by Ben Bova

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of James A. Michener.
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Critical Essay by Ben Bova

In typical Michener fashion, [Space] examines every aspect of its subject: the men who build and fly the rockets, the women who marry them, the scientists, the politicians, the journalists, the astronauts.

But that is only on the surface. For what Michener is really writing about is something far deeper. This is a novel about faith, religious faith, even though it is not a novel about religion. (p. 1)

Michener has … hit on that theme, expanded on it, deepened it. Space contrasts several varieties of faith, from the simplistic faith of the German rocket engineer who believes that technology can solve any problem, to the faith of the astronauts who believe that flying farther and faster is the greatest good in the world.

And then there is the cynical, corrosive manipulation of faith by those who prey on the fears...

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This section contains 561 words
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Buy the Critical Essay by Don Harrell
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