Mike Royko | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Paul P. Somers Jr.

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Mike Royko.
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Critical Essay by Paul P. Somers Jr.

SOURCE: "Mike Royko: Midwestern Satirist," Midamerica X, Vol. 10, 1983, pp. 177-86.

[In the following essay, Somers assesses Royko's talents as a satirist.]

Mike Royko is a nationally syndicated newspaper writer whose columns first appeared in the Chicago Daily News in 1966 and continued there until the paper's demise in 1978. They are now featured in the Chicago Sun Times. Selected columns have been reprinted in three books: Up Against It (1967), I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It (1968), and Slats Grobnik and Some Other Friends (1973). Although his 1971 book, Boss: Richard J. Daly of Chicago, was widely acclaimed—outside the mayor's office—this study will concern itself with Royko's reprinted columns, considering him as a Midwesterner, an American humorist, a satirist, and, finally, as a moralist who is outraged by the world as...

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