Studies in Short Fiction, Spring, 1992, Vol.29(2), p.143(9)
Alice Walker's novel 'In Love and Trouble' places her with Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner as a Southern writer of wide appeal. Questions of incest and infatuation with a sibling are features the story 'The Child Who Favored Daughter' shares with Faulkner's 'The Sound and Fury.' The presence of a brother who destroys his sister's ill-chosen relationship motivated by jealousy and revenge is parallel in the two books. Walker criticizes Southern priorities in many of her stories such as 'Everyday Use' and 'Diary of an African Nun.'
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