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ERIC Number: EJ906306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Collateral Damage: Veterans and Domestic Violence in Mari Sandoz's "The Tom-Walker"
Bahr, Kathy
Great Plains Quarterly, v30 n2 p83-96 Spr 2010
"The Tom-Walker" combines the best of Sandoz's realism with her worst attempts at moralizing. Unable to divine exactly what political configuration right-wing post-World War II sentiments might take, Sandoz nevertheless feared a fascist uprising in this country. Perhaps because these concerns dominated her thoughts at the time, she allowed her didacticism to control her art. As a result, "The Tom-Walker" descends into foggy, allegorical nonsense in the final chapter. But in spite of its flaws, this novel demands a closer look.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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