Mary Renault | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard Winston

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

In two of the finest of modern historical novels, Mary Renault has established herself as a woman writer with a unique understanding of men…. In "The Charioteer," Miss Renault has examined aspects of love among men in a thoroughly contemporary setting. This book should make plain to American readers what her British audience has long known, that Miss Renault is one of the major novelists of our time. Her insights are phenomenal, her reading of the fine print of psychological history extremely acute, her rendering of truth as she sees it forthright, courageous, informative and stirring. Moreover, she can keep several themes moving simultaneously, each reinforcing the other; and she knows from the beginning where her chariot is bound. In this earlier work her style runs occasionally to preciosity; but this tendency is usually balanced by good sense, and...

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