Walter Mosley | Critical Essay by Sara M. Lomax

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Walter Mosley.
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SOURCE: "Double Agent Easy Rawlins," in American Visions, Vol. 7, No. 2, April-May 1992, pp. 32-4.

In the following essay, Lomax describes Mosley as possessing a "special talent for altering time and place with words and ideas" which "ripples across every page of his novels."

Pecking absently at his computer during a lunch break six years ago, Walter Mosley wrote these words: "On hot sticky days in Louisiana the fire ants swarmed."

"I loved it," says the 40-year-old detective novelist, author of Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death and the soon-to-be-released White Butterfly. "I thought, Maybe I could do something with this."

Mosley's simple, eloquent phrase served as a catalyst for his career as a novelist, revealing a special talent for altering time and place with words and ideas. This talent ripples across every page of his novels. With vivid descriptions and masterful imagery, Mosley...

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