Sharon Olds | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Claudia Keelan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Sharon Olds.
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Critical Review by Claudia Keelan

SOURCE: "That Which Is Towards," in Poetry Flash, No. 247, October-November, 1993, pp. 1, 4-5, 14-15.

Keelan is an editor and poet. In the following excerpt, she offers a favorable assessment of The Father.

Though I have attempted to discard much of the dogma of my childhood Catholicism, I have never tried, or even desired, to expatriate myself from either the living or crucified image of Christ. I've been looking today at the colored pictures of the Stations of the Cross in an old St. Joseph's Missal I found in the garage. I never realized before how beyond morality the prayers for the Stations of the Cross are. By entering the ritual, one has already agreed on a fixed end, Station # 14, to be exact, where Christ is finally laid in the tomb. It's only three days later when...

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