"Rule of the Bone" Analytical Essay by John

"Rule of the Bone"
A literary analysis of the novel "Rule of the Bone" by Russell Bank.
# 8061 | 2,060 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2002
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper applauds the author's use of current day language. The author notes that the novel is written in first-person narrative and takes place in an ordinary middle-America town in the '90s. The author states that the novel is an amalgamation of Tom Sawyer and Holden Caulfield.

Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Book
Analysis of the Book
Works Cited

From the Paper:

"The author Russell Bank writes in the manner that infused his stories with a sadistic honesty and moral goodness that his characters strive to live up to. He writes in striking and most often sad tones about the drama of daily life (Anderson, eye net). Furthermore, his themes of failure, of weakness, of the complexity of living an honest life were often desolating, but all his stories does contain a positive wisdom to them along with a sense of optimism found in the details that he carefully draws out of his characters' routine and everyday realities. (Anderson, eye net)"

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