V. S. Pritchett | Critical Essay by Jonathan Penner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of V. S. Pritchett.
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Critical Essay by Jonathan Penner

Most of [the nine stories in On the Edge of the Cliff] are love stories. Most of the love concerned is adulterous. Yet one is struck not by similarity but by variety: central characters of all ages and both sexes; narration in first and third person; differences in length, in complexity and in quality.

There are, of course, prevalent virtues and faults, as one would expect in pieces from the same pen. First and most often, one is struck by a sharpness of eye, a resourcefulness of phrase, that are frequently startling…. (p. 1)

Sometimes the observation is original almost to the point of becoming nonsense, depending not on sense but on an acute intuition….

The shortcoming of most of these stories is an aversion for the jugular. They are done in daubs rather than strokes. Gestures, not passions...

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