Alice Walker | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Francine Prose

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Alice Walker.
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Critical Review by Francine Prose

SOURCE: "Celebrity and Other Complaints," in Washington Post Book World, January 2, 1996, p. 5.

In the following review, Prose criticizes the boasting and complaining tone of Walker's The Same River Twice, a book comprised of essays, interviews, fan letters, and other writings.

Whenever someone in our family lamented what might have seemed to others an enviable excess (too much work, too much travel, too many social obligations) my late father-in-law, who in old age was hard of hearing, used to shout at the top of his lungs, "Are you boasting or complaining?" Almost every page of The Same River Twice may make the most polite and patient readers long to ask Alice Walker that aggressively sensible question—and at pretty much the same volume.

The Same River Twice is a deeply peculiar compendium of diary entries, fan letters...

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