Tama Janowitz | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elizabeth Kaye

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Tama Janowitz.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Kaye

SOURCE: “Fifteen Minutes over Soho,” in Esquire, November, 1988, pp. 170-84.

In the following essay, Kaye presents a detailed portrait of Janowitz's personal life, commenting on her professional milieu and various critical attitudes toward her work.

From the back she looks like a stick figure drawn by a child. From any angle, she clearly aspires to be both a rebel and a waif. Her abundant hair has been likened to a bird's nest, a furry wigwam, a lion's mane. It is going gray at the temples.

Had she had less distinctive hair, her life might have been quite different. The hair has been useful in furthering the career of a writer whose most notable creation has proven to be herself.

Wherever she goes, people stare at her. Those ignorant of who she is can...

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