Good Boys and Dead Girls: And Other Essays

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Viking, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 253 pages
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Traces the relation of literature to human life, in a collection of essays, such as the title piece that takes on Dreiser, Faulkner, and Updike, and others about abortion, male domination, and the Church

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Good boys and dead girls: and other essays

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Gordon's highly acclaimed first novel, Final Payments ( LJ 3/15/78), earned her the appellation "Catholic writer,'' but her viewpoint is broader. As a novelist she has chosen to approach the topics of ... Read full review

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Archie Bunker in Jane Austen drag. Mary Gordon's tragedy is that she was born lower-middle class in Queens, and has spent an entire lifetime trying to pass for what she thinks of as an "aristocrat ... Read full review

Contents

Good Boys and Dead Girls
3
Ethan Frome and the Shorter Fiction
24
The Habit of Being
37
Copyright

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