V. S. Pritchett | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Daphne Merkin

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

Although varying in quality, [the stories in On the Edge of the Cliff] are written with a quiet confidence in their own powers of evocation. One need only look at some opening lines to realize how imperturbable a draftsman is at work, capturing the essence of places or situations with a few deft strokes: "The sea fog began to lift towards noon. It had been blowing in, thin and loose for two days, smudging the tops of the trees up the ravine where the house stood. 'Like the cold breath of old men,' Rowena wrote in an attempt at a poem, but changed the line, out of kindness, to 'the breath of ghosts,' because Harry might take it personally."…

What we have in Pritchett is a belief that words are natural forces...

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