Rotten Reviews: Giovanni’s Room

“No matter of careful recording of detail or of poetic heightening of feeling can supply what is absent here–the understanding which is vital whether a character in fiction merely takes a walk or commits incest….

Commonweal

Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.

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