American Writers, Supplement XX by Jay Parini

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The Women. New York: Viking, 2009. INTERVIEWS Adams, Elizabeth. “An Interview with T. ” Chicago Review 37, no. 2/3:51–63 (1991). Ermelino, Louisa. ” Publishers Weekly, June 19, 2006, pp. 24–25. Frumkes, Lewis Burke. “A Conversation with T. ” The Writer 112, no. 10:26–28 (October 1999). Grant, Richard. ” The Guardian, February 28, 2009. Harshaw, Tobin. ” The New York Times Book Review, April 25, 1993, p. 28. O’Neill, Molly. “At Breakfast with: T. ” The New York Times, June 2, 1993. SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS Descent of Man.

Sato remains loyal to the architectural genius as he tells Wright’s story, moving backward through Wright’s life and focusing on his major loves. Sato frequently relies on footnotes to inject his own voice and opinions into Wright’s tale, and in each of the As in many of Boyle’s other works, a woman is the moral center of this novel, a steady force of goodness to counteract the self-gratifying and destructive tendencies of the men around her. Katherine McCormick demonstrates a lifelong commitment to her husband, and despite speculation to the contrary, she is motivated by love rather than by financial greed.

They seem like ghosts haunting the otherwise untroubled Mungo Park during his final expedition into the African interior. These resurrected characters learn to value life, but Park never does; not only does he fail to honor the living when he neglects his wife, but he demonstrates his utter disregard for humanity during his final exploration. He is responsible for the deaths of the men he has brought with him—convicts like Rise—as well as the deaths of countless na- History itself is a subject of debate.

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