American Writers, Supplement V by Jay Parini

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Perry, of "Friends," again, has loved Francie for years, but her final capitulation is as half-hearted as Penelope's. Beattie writes perceptively and convincingly from the male perspective, and her male characters are frequently men like Nick, Robert, and Perry: earnest, thoughtful, well-meaning dreamers. Her women can be more distant and harder to fathom. Karen, Penelope, and Francie, in any case, are not prepared to be objects of yearning, and there is a suggestion that they themselves do not know what they want.

Miner, Bob. " Village Voice, August 9, 1976, pp. 33-34. Murray, G. E. " Story Quarterly 7/8: 62-68 (1978). Plath, James. " Michigan Quarterly Review 32(3): 359-379 (Summer 1993). Samway, P. H. " America 162: 469^71 (1990). Seshachari, Neila C. " Weber Studies 7(1): 12-36 (Spring 1990). FILMS BASED ON THE WORK OF ANN BEATTIE Head Over Heels. United Artists, 1979. ) —NATASHA WIMMER Robert Coover 1932- "L tural disruptions created a welcoming context for such unconventional works as Earth's Giles Goat-Boy (1966), Barthelme's Snow White (1967), and Sukenick's Up (1968).

In At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women. Written by Sally Mann. New York: Aperture, 1988. " Mississippi Review 1(1) (April 1995). " Ploughshares 21(2-3) (Fall 1995). BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES Epstein, Joseph. " Commentary 75(3): 54-58 (1983). Ford, Richard. " Esquire, July 1985, pp. 107-108. Gelfant, Blanche H. " New England Review 1: 374384 (1979). Iyer, Pico. " Partisan Review 50: 548-553 (1983). Lee, Don. " Ploughshares 21(23): 231-235 (Fall 1995). Locke, Richard. " New York Times Book Review, May 11, 1980, pp.

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