Anne Tyler | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Patricia Rowe Willrich

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Anne Tyler.
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Critical Essay by Patricia Rowe Willrich

SOURCE: "Watching Through Windows: A Perspective on Anne Tyler," in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 68, No. 3, Summer, 1992, pp. 497-516.

In the following essay, Willrich presents an overview of Tyler's life, career, and approach to writing.

Novelist Anne Tyler has spent most of her 50 years observing from a distance, using her imagination to satisfy her curiosity. In an essay published in 1976–"Because I Want More Than One Life," Tyler commented:

"It seems to me often that I'm sort of looking from a window at something at a great distance and wondering what it is. But I'm not willing to actually go into it. I would rather sit behind the window sill and write about it. So all my curiosity has to be answered within myself…."

Tyler avoids our contemporary...

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