An initial impression of Eloquent Obsessions is that of a heady randomness, a bracing variety, from accounts of personal intellectual history to more conventional critical forays, from lively autobiography to trenchant polemic. It is, perhaps, only on second thought, once that impression of randomness settles into a more legibly systematic pattern, that the book's real significance begins to emerge.
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Morrison, James. Rev. of Eloquent Obsessions: Writing Cultural Criticism, ed. Marianna Torgovnick. Criticism 37.3 (Summer 1995): 511-515.