Robert A. Heinlein | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Frank H. Tucker

This literature criticism consists of approximately 31 pages of analysis & critique of Robert A. Heinlein.
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Critical Essay by Frank H. Tucker

SOURCE: Tucker, Frank H. “Major Political and Social Elements in Heinlein's Fiction.” In Robert A. Heinlein, edited by Joseph D. Olander and Martin Harry Greenberg, pp. 172-93. New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., 1978.

In the following essay, Tucker explores the political, social, and economic threads found in Heinlein's fiction.

In discussing the principal political and social ideas which are expressed or reflected in the Heinlein literature, it is best to begin by observing that these are in no sense tract novels and stories, and the political content is secondary or even incidental to the narratives. One should also note that the usual uncertainty regarding fictional material applies here, as to whether or not the statements of various characters reflect the author's views. However, we are obliged to rely on such statements usually as...

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