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From: English Journal[(essay date December 1965) In the following essay, Witherington discusses the ambiguous nature of appearances in A Separate Peace and contends that what seems simple in the novel often exists within a more complicated...
From: University Review[(essay date spring 1970) In the following essay, Wolfe provides a thematic outline of the major events and motives in A Separate Peace.] John Knowles's concern with morality colors all his books. This preoccupation...
From: Studies in Short Fiction[In the following excerpt, Halio praises Knowles's first two novels, A Separate Peace, and Morning in Antibes , assigning a superior position to the former work.] [It is] heartening to see a few like John Knowles who,...
From: Studies in Short Fiction[(essay date fall 1965) In the following essay, Weber analyzes the critical comparisons between A Separate Peace and J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, concluding that Knowles's use of narrative allows for a better...
From:Reference Guide to American Literature (3rd ed.)First-novel success is both a blessing and a curse. It assures the young writer of an eager publisher and public for subsequent books, but also guarantees an uphill struggle with the critics. New novels will always be...
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