Alice Walker | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Katha Pollitt

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Alice Walker.
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Critical Essay by Katha Pollitt

Like the Victorians, we consider certain subjects fit for fiction and others too hot to handle. Unlike the Victorians, however, we don't know we think that—we're too busy congratulating ourselves on our sexual frankness to see that there might be other sorts of blindness and prudery. Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the contemporary short story. Anyone browsing among a recent year's worth of American magazines might reasonably conclude that short fiction is by definition a medium in which white middle-class writers express elegiac and seemly sentiments about such noncontroversial topics as divorce and the deaths of relatives and that when those same writers want to talk about what is really on their minds they turn to journalism—as have, many think, their readers.

Alice Walker 1944–Alice Walker 1944– © Thomas Victor...

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