Anne Tyler | Critical Essay by John Allan Long

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Anne Tyler.
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Critical Essay by John Allan Long

Several Southern novels have come out in the past year or so which bear little resemblance to earlier literary legends of the South.

These novels are not about the Tobacco Roads of 40 years ago. Nor do they dwell consciously on the dynamics of Negro-white relationships. Instead they reflect a South not so very different from small-town society anywhere in the United States. As the old agrarian South has become part of the past, life since World War II has grown to be more and more middle-class.

Significantly, these "new" Southern novels are written by the younger, post-war generation. Anne Tyler is a product of this generation. Her first novel ["If Morning Ever Comes"] is set in fictitious Sandill in busily industrializing North Carolina….

The reader must discard any romanticized picture of the South. There is no abject...

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