Mary Renault | Critical Essay by Edith H. Walton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Renault.
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"Kind Are Her Answers" is a slighter and shallower book than "Promise of Love"; more entertaining, perhaps, but less moving. Mary Renault remains an exceedingly talented and promising novelist, but she has not, since her first book, progressed in any way….

[There] is room for shrewd comedy in "Kind Are Her Answers," plus a rueful and gentle irony. Christie, though maddening, is a completely charming character. One sees why Kit can never escape from her. Again, the incidentals of the story are touched off with great effectiveness…. "Kind Are Her Answers" is, in short, a clever and diverting story as well as one which knows what it is talking about when it discusses the course and fluctuation of passion. Only it is not quite what one had expected of Miss Renault. There is no depth to it, no real feeling. Something is...

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