Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by Daniel Walden

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by Daniel Walden.
This section contains 2,555 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Daniel Walden - Critical Essay by Daniel Walden

Critical Essay by Daniel Walden

SOURCE: "Henry Roth's Call It Sleep: Ethnicity, "The Sign," and the Power," in Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 25, No. 2, Summer, 1979, pp. 268-72.

In the following essay. Walden discusses David's quest for peace and a sign from God in Roth's Call It Sleep.

Henry Roth's Call It Sleep, justifiably called one of the great achievements in American writing in this century, was Roth's only novel, a tour de force composed of equal parts of sensitive writing, deep psychological insights, and great ethnic empathy. It was a profound study of an American slum childhood, suggestive of the Great Russians, wrote Lewis Gannett. It revealed more of the actual conditions of living in New York's East Side than any other book extant, said Horace Gregory. Above all, Kenneth Burke said, the...

(read more)

This section contains 2,555 words
(approx. 9 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by Daniel Walden - Critical Essay by Daniel Walden
Follow Us on Facebook