A Latin aficionado, medieval scholar, and college professor, protagonist Tewksbury struggles emotionally to sort through his often sordid past. In the process, his allusions to a French chante fable, Virgil's Aeneid, and Dante's Divine Comedy illuminate both his sinning and his awakening to the power of redemptive love.
McCarron, Bill and Knoke, Paul
"From Gent to Gentil: Jed Tewksbury and the Function of Literary Allusion in A Place to Come To,"
Robert Penn Warren Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/rpwstudies/vol2/iss1/6