A Review Of John Knowles 'A Separate Peace'

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Describing John Knowles, Contemporary Novelists wrote that he "is a fine craftsman, a fine stylist, alert to the infinite resources and nuances of language."

Knowles is best known for his first published novel, A Separate Peace. Writing Knowles ' obituary for Entertainment Weekly, Karen Valby said "John Knowles was a god to generations of 10th-grade English classes" - students required to read the coming-of-age classic. One critic writing for the Saint James Guide to Young Adult Writers commented on the novel 's popularity among educators - "it is a very useful text with which to teach students how a good book should be written." Critics praised A Separate Peace from the time of its publication. Knowles was hailed as a successor to J.D.

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