The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture
Literature and Languages
"Sam Shepard is a place, and in The One Inside (Knopf 2017) you’re there with him on the ground in the American desert. Shepard doesn’t like to fly so maybe this gives him a different point of view from the rest of us who are always taking off, in the air, and landing. His characters are found in motel rooms on empty highways, on porches, wandering open space, asleep under overpasses, walking next to the interstate as cars fly by so fast they never stop to notice anyone’s there."
Rogoff, Marianne, "Inside Out [Published under the title "Sam Shepard is a Place"]" (2017). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 326.
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