Paul Zindel | Critical Essay by Maxine Fisher

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Paul Zindel.
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Critical Essay by Maxine Fisher

[Paul] Zindel is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award; The New York Times has included four of his books in recent lists of outstanding children's books. It is especially distressing, in light of his enormous prestige, to discover that [The Undertaker's Gone Bananas] could not have been more outrageously sexist if that had been Zindel's explicit goal.

Bobby is a brash fifteen-year-old who has virtually no friends. He views himself as a kind of superboy and attributes his rejection by his peers as stemming from the fact that, "I happen to hold poetry, goodness, and beauty above all qualities." When faced with examples of injustice in the world, he responds automatically with physical violence. His only and recently found friend is Lauri. He describes his initial impression of her as...

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