At the end of his life, Robert Pen Warren was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet who had […]
New Criticism is a form of “close reading” which allows the critic to examine the text without all the other, um, well, baggage, including its history, the author’s or the reader’s opinion.
For this post, I am going to look at what is typically recommended to writers for developing voice in writing, and then I will provide my own opinions (which don’t differ too much, but there are a few things I would like to address).
The Encyclopedia Britannica states that Bellow was “representative of the Jewish American writers whose works became central to American literature after World War II.”
Zola was a French novelist and critic who was certainly politically minded and was a naturalist thinker.
Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award in 1952 for the only novel he ever published. That novel […]