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Look Homeward, Angel - Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 9 Summary

Eugene and his friends spend their days taunting and teasing the Negroes and Jews in their neighborhood. Eugene goes alone to visit his father in his stonecutting shop, and his father takes him across the street for a soda. Eugene then goes on to the library, reading mostly the books written specifically for boys. He also exchanges books with his friends. Altamont is the center of his earth and his ambitions are for love and fame.

Part 1, Chapter 9 Analysis

When Look Homeward, Angel first came out in 1929, it was very favorably reviewed and continued to be so for many years. As time went on, however, the critics paid less and less attention to it for two reasons: 1) it is wordy, even though Perkins worked with the author to reduce its size; and 2) it reflects a bigoted, prejudicial view of women and racial minorities that have...

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