The Magic Barrel | Literature Criticism Michael L. Storey

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Magic Barrel.
This section contains 1,615 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Michael L. Storey

Michael L. Storey

SOURCE: "Pinye Salzman, Pan, and 'The Magic Barrel'," in Studies in Short Fiction, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring, 1981, pp. 180-83.

An Excerpt from "the Magic Barrel"

Leo was informed by letter that she would meet him on a certain corner, and she was there one spring night, waiting under a street lamp. He appeared, carrying a small bouquet of violets and rosebuds. Stella stood by the lamp post, smoking. She wore white with red shoes, which fitted his expectations, although in a troubled moment he had imagined the dress red, and only the shoes white. She waited uneasily and shyly. From afar he saw that her eyes—clearly her father's—were filled with desperate innocence. He pictured, in her, his own redemption. Violins and lit candles revolved in the sky. Leo ran forward with flowers outthrust...

(read more)

This section contains 1,615 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Michael L. Storey