Tenderness draft with editor's comment

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Dublin Core

Title

Tenderness draft with editor's comment

Description

Twenty pages of typescript of Tenderness show extensive commenting and editorial markings. Pages are numbered in pencil but not all pages are consecutive. Editorial comments, presumably from Karen Wojtyla, discuss issues of continuity, suspense, perspective, and characters' behavior, motives, backstory and depth of internal thought. Comments also show an interest in the possibility of Eric redeeming himself and encouraging moments of increased ambiguity. The markings suggest making Lori more frightened and innocent and Eric more socially adept, confident and less monstrous as the novel comes to an end.

The nonconsecutive pages of the novel include scenes of disposing of Alicia's body, ejecting Lori from Harmony House, a phone call between Eric and Maria to arrange a meeting, feeding the swans, and Lori and Eric's drive to a motel where Eric begins an attempt at killing Lori. Also included is a section of the fairground scene, the incident at Mirror Lake, and Walter Clayton committing suicide.

Creator

Publisher

Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

Contributor

Annamary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Format

JPG, 8.5x11

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Robert Cormier, “Tenderness draft with editor's comment,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed October 19, 2021, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/17.

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