Upton Sinclair | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Deedy

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Upton Sinclair.
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Critical Essay by John Deedy

Sinclair's [Boston] is a fascinating, if flawed work—baldly partisan pieces frequently are—a cut below The Jungle and others of his books. (p. 475)

For those reading [Boston] for the first time, the story moves on two levels—that of the Sacco-Vanzetti case itself, and that of a wealthy Boston family that is touched by events….

[You'll] enjoy renewing contact with Upton Sinclair, that intense, junior Bernard Shaw with the American-Socialist vision. Sinclair writes with insight and passion—style and wit, as well. I challenge anyone not to chuckle at his portrayal of the Boston of the Brahmins and the old Transcript, the newspaper that served the city's most proper. (p. 476)

John Deedy, in Commonweal (copyright © 1978 Commonweal Publishing Co., Inc.; reprinted by permission of Commonweal Publishing Co., Inc.), July...

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