Sharon Olds | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Harold Beaver

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Sharon Olds.
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Critical Review by Harold Beaver

SOURCE: "Snapshots and Artworks," in The New York Times Book Review, March 18, 1984, p. 30.

Beaver is a German-born English critic, novelist, educator, and editor. In the following excerpt from a review of The Dead and the Living, he commends Olds on the intimacy and realism of her family portraits.

[The Dead and the Living] is a family album prefaced by snapshots of the century's agonies—images of executions, race riots and gory death from Tulsa, Okla., to Chile and from Rhodesia to Iran. O.K., we can take it. At this theatrical distance we are not touched to the core.

        The blazing white shirts of the white men
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