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Breathing Lessons Essay | Critical Essay #5

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Critical Essay #5

Davis compares some of Tyler's other works to Breathing Lessons in this passage.

Up to now Tyler has given us irresistible "idiosyncratic characters who amble about in Chekhovian fashion," as a reviewer of The Clock Winder described them. Fantastic as these endearing oddballs may be, the world they live in is no never-never-land. Unequipped to manage in it, they can sometimes be saved by meeting the right unlikely person. We exult in the happy ending, which seems almost too good to be true. And indeed it may be. An amazingly bountiful one is offered Jeremy, the preoccupied artist who strives to cope with real-life demands in Celestial Navigation, but it is taken away again, through simple and unbearable human misunderstanding. In Dinner at the Homesick

Restaurant Ezra tries time after time to put on a festive family reunion, but concludes in the end, "I really, honestly believe I...

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