Mary Renault | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Donald Barr

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Mary Renault.
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Critical Essay by Donald Barr

["North Face"] has moments when one feels that one is witnessing love in its tenderest and purest form—how old-fashioned those adjectives are!—and at the same time it is treated in a rigorously analytical manner. Never does the name do service for the thing. It is marvelous that Miss Renault's analysis does not destroy its subject, but it does not.

Of course, there are other moments, when the author seems to be too much concerned with more hackneyed psychological effects. But that is understandable. It would be very difficult to portray a love affair between two simple people. Miss Renault finds it simpler to set her love affair between two people who are in deep psychological difficulties….

The course of [the love affair of Neil and Ellen] by which two problems are surmounted that...

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