Anne Tyler | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by John Updike

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Anne Tyler.
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Critical Essay by John Updike

[The only question remaining about Anne Tyler's] talent is: Will it ever, in its scintillating display of plenitude, make a dent as deep in our national self-awareness and literature as that left by the work of O'Connor, and Carson McCullers, and Eudora Welty? For Anne Tyler, in her gifts both of dreaming and of realizing, evokes comparison with these writers, and in her tone and subject matter seems deliberately to seek association with the Southern ambience that, in less cosmopolitan times, they naturally and inevitably breathed. Even their aura of regional isolation is imitated by Miss Tyler as she holds fast, in her imagination and in her person, to a Baltimore with only Southern exits, her characters, when they flee, never flee North…. The brand names, the fads, the bastardized vistas of our great homogenized nation glint...

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