Daniel Keyes: Extraordinary "Algernon"

May 2005
Literary Cavalcade;May2005, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p16
The article presents some of the articles that were published in the November 1961 issue of the magazine "Literary Cavalcade(LC)." In November 1961, when Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon" appeared in the magazine, the editors pointed out that it was "the longest and one of the most extraordinary stories LC has ever published." Charlie Gordon is a mentally disabled man who undergoes a brain operation that slowly triples his IQ. In an excerpt, one can see that Charlie's growing awareness brings not only increased scholastic ability but also pain.


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