Harold Brodkey’s writing has been called “architectural.” What do you think this term implies and how apt is it in describing Brodkey’s style?
Discuss Brodkey’s use of rounded and flat characters. Would you call him a creator of memorable characters?
How does Brodkey use locale in his stories?
Harold Bloom has said of Brodkey, “If he is ever able to solve his publishing problems, he’ll be seen as one of the great writers of his day.” Discuss this statement in the light of your reading of Brodkey.
People have commented on Brodkey’s “tyrannical use of punctuation.” Discuss this statement in terms of your reading of his work.