THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Richard Russo Literary Criticism

Straight Man

An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Russo employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.