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From:Studies in Short Fiction (Vol. 35, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedMost readers of Alice Walker's short story, "Everyday Use," published in her 1973 collection, In Love and Trouble, agree that the point of the story is to show, as Nancy Tuten argues, a mother's "awakening to one...
From: Explicator[(essay date winter 1998) In the following essay, Farrell provides an interpretation of the symbolism behind June's death in the "The World's Greatest Fishermen" chapter of Love Medicine.] Set mostly on a Chippewa...
From: CEA Critic[(essay date fall 2003) In the following essay, Farrell contends that The Things They Carried is unlike most Vietnam War fiction in its conscious contemplation of gender issues and its criticism of traditional depictions...
From: Imagining Home: American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11[(essay date 2017) In the following essay, Farrell calls O’Brien the “finest chronicler of the war in Vietnam” who uses “metafictive and other postmodern techniques in his work, often commenting on the stories he is...
From: Studies in Short Fiction[(essay date spring 1998) In the following essay, Farrell challenges the prevailing critical interpretation of the character Dee in "Everyday Use," validating her views on her African American heritage and her strategy...
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