Frank Bonham Gloria Levitas - Essay

Gloria Levitas

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

["The Golden Bees of Tulami"] teeters—sometimes precariously—between imagination and reality. Bonham's didacticism seems more obvious in this book than in his previous stories of the Dogtown ghetto, and his ironic humor here serves less as commentary than background…. Bonham hopefully suggests that myths can help to nourish, even if they cannot ensure, a happy and more human future. (p. 10)

Gloria Levitas, in The New York Times Book Review (© 1974 by The New York Times Company; reprinted by permission), November 10, 1974.

The shallow plot of Mystery in Little Tokyo traces the disappearance and recovery of a trunkful of...

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