Louis Simpson | Critical Essay by Peter Bland

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Louis Simpson.
This section contains 362 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by T. R. Hummer

Critical Essay by Peter Bland

Louis Simpson once wrote that 'The Open Road goes to the used-car lot.' It doesn't any more. It goes to a suburban cul-de-sac where:

     Most people are content
     to make a decent living.
     They take pride in their homes and raising a family.
     The women attend meetings at the PTA …
     There aren't too many alternatives.

The prosaic nature of the language mirrors the life-style, as does its easy-going, good-natured tone of speech. Simpson's poems [in Caviare at the Funeral] are all 'up front'. He can talk about spiritual...

(read more)

This section contains 362 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by T. R. Hummer
Follow Us on Facebook