Paul Zindel | Critical Essay by Diane Gersoni-edelman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Paul Zindel.
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[In his My Darling, My Hamburger], Zindel copped out on his likable, interest-sustaining characters by resolving their problems in a pat, moralizing manner. The moralizing in I Never Loved Your Mind is just as obtrusive—and the characters are more superficial (particularly the female protagonist, who's a caricature embodying the worst traits of the clichéd hippy). In a relentlessly flip, trying-to-be-funny, first-person narrative punctuated by unclever footnoted comments, Dewey, a superior 17-year-old dropout and the son of parents he amiably refers to as "the librarian" and "the engineer," tells of his love for Yvette Goethals, whom he meets while working as a respiration therapist. Yvette is a tough petty thief, ardent vegetarian, and part-time nudist, who shares a pad with her brother and the other two members of the rocking Electric Lovin' Stallions. One day at her home she initiates a...

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