Robert A. Heinlein | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Ronald Sarti

This literature criticism consists of approximately 42 pages of analysis & critique of Robert A. Heinlein.
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Critical Essay by Ronald Sarti

SOURCE: Sarti, Ronald. “Variations on a Theme: Human Sexuality in the Work of Robert A. Heinlein.” In Robert A. Heinlein, edited by Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg, pp. 107-36. New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., 1978.

In the following essay, Sarti traces Heinlein's treatment of gender roles and sexuality in his short fiction.

By the end of the 1950s, Robert Heinlein had established himself as the Dean of science fiction, a beloved storyteller whose ways had grown familiar after twenty years of pleasurable reading. Few would have wanted him to change, and fewer still would have expected it. And yet, abruptly, Heinlein's work did change. With the arrival of the new decade, Heinlein's stories took a startling new direction, the reason for which remained a mystery to his readers. Perhaps most surprising was...

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