|Plot Summary of Shut Up He Explained: The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid|
|"Kate Lardner was an infant when her biological father died during World War II. The only father she knew was Ring Lardner Jr. -- her step-father as well as her uncle. She describes her life and augments it with letters between her parents and her parents' friends during the McCarthy era.
Lardner was a screenwriter who refused to name names before the HUAC. His emprisonment and blacklisting and its affect on his step-daughter as well as his family and professional relationships is described.
The book ends as Kate Lardner reaches maturity and concludes with Ring Jr.'s death."
ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shut Up He Explained: The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid|
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Political/social rights fight
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- Los Angeles
- rotating 1st
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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