Frank Norris | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stephen Tatum

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Frank Norris.
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Critical Essay by Stephen Tatum

SOURCE: "Norris's Debt in 'Lauth' to Lemattre's On the Transfusion of Blood'," in American Literary Realism, Vol. XI, No. 2, Autumn, 1978, pp. 243-48.

In the following essay, Tatum cites a scientific article about blood transfusion as a probable source for Norris's story "Lauth."

Whatever its critical merit as a literary effort, Frank Norris's "Lauth" (Overland Monthly, March 1893) remains his most important early writing, distilling as it does his concepts of personality and morality in a fictive presentation of total human reversion. Because "Lauth" bears the imprint of key influences upon Norris's development as a writer, the story has usually been discussed within the context of Professor Joseph Le Conte's teachings on evolution, as well as Norris's possible familiarity with...

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