Michiko Kakutani

Standard Name: Kakutani, Michiko


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Literary responses Zadie Smith
In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani (who liked best among the contents Lélé by Edwidge Danticat and Donal Webster by Colm Toibin ) wrote that while the stories vary widely in quality—a few...
Literary responses Alice Walker
This book was hammered by Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times as a compendium of inanities.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton, 2004.
In Britain the Sunday Telegraph more respectfully called it a modern take on the HomerOdyssey in which...
Literary responses Marina Warner
Reviews, including those by Lorna Sage in the Times Literary Supplement, Ann Cornelisen in the New York Times Book Review, and Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times, were generally positive. They...
Literary responses Jeanette Winterson
This novel received the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters .
Contemporary Authors. Gale Research, 1962.
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
Reviewers in Cosmopolitan, the London Review of Books, The Times, the Financial Times...
Literary responses J. K. Rowling
Early reviews in North America were a lot less kind. Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times (while professing admiration for Rowling's gumption in moving on from Harry) called the characters self-absorbed, small-minded, snobbish and...
Literary responses Seamus Heaney
Michiko Kakutani has said of Heaney's writing: Always, the thrum of history vibrates close beneath the surface.
Kakutani, Michiko. “With the magic of language and sound, he captured a time and place”. The Globe and Mail, p. S12.
Literary responses Penelope Lively
New York Times reviewer Michiko Kakutani praised the early stages of the novel, finding them beautifully observed and finely nuanced in their depiction of central characters. But on the whole he found the story unconvincing...
Literary responses Iris Murdoch
Reviewers were divided in their opinions of the book. Lorna Sage in the Times Literary Supplement praised it as a hilarious mystic farce,
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research, 1983.
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while Michiko Kakutani of the New York Times expressed...
Literary responses Anne Sexton
Like To Bedlam and Part Way Back before it, this was nominated for the National Book Award but did not in the end win. It brought Sexton, however, the award of a travelling scholarship from...
Literary responses Anne Sexton
Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times later assumed the air of stating consensus when he wrote that this volume was filled with . . . dross because apart from a few exceptions, Sexton's later...
Literary responses Anne Sexton
Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times offered grudging approval: For the new reader, this volume provides a solid introduction to Sexton's work; and for others, it should restore and burnish her reputation as a...
Literary responses Zadie Smith
Critics differed widely from each other in their responses to this novel, beginning with the question how serious and how successful is Smith's foregrounding of the practice and the beliefs of Judaism. The book, however...
Literary responses Zadie Smith
This book won the Orange Prize for Fiction (after ZS had twice appeared on its shortlist) and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Tew, Philip. Zadie Smith. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Reynolds, Nigel, and Anwil Dawar. “Weepy Orange Prize Winner Zadie Says ’I’m lost for words’”. Telegraph.
Frank Kermode , writing in the London Review of Books...
Reception Fay Weldon
Michiko Kakutani noted in the New York Times that Ruth's final plastic surgery seems to validate the male values she claims to despise. On this point, FW said in an interview with Sybil Steinberg that...


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