British Writers: Retrospective Supplement III By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 608 Publication Date: 1982-07-01 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0684315998 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684315997
A collection of critical essays covering writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day.
British Writers itself was originally an off-shoot of a series of monographs that appeared between 1959 and 1972, the Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers. These pamphlets were incisively written and informative, treating ninetyseven American writers in a format and style that attracted a devoted following of readers. The series proved invaluable to a generation of students and teachers, who could depend on these reliable and interesting critiques of major figures. British Writers began with a series of essays originally published by the British Council, and regular supplements have followed. The goal of the supplements has been consistent with the original idea of the series: to provide clear, informative essays aimed at the general reader. These essays often rise to a high level of craft and critical vision, but they are meant to introduce a writer of some importance in the history of British or Anglophone literature, and to provide a sense of the scope and nature of the career under review.
Subjects in Retrospective Supplement III:
APHRA BEHN / Julie Nash .. 1 ROBERT BROWNING / Thomas Marks.. 17 WILLIAM COWPER / Rhian Williams .. 35 JOHN DRYDEN / David Wykes.. 53 LAWRENCE DURRELL / Tadzio Koelb .. 83 ELIZABETH GASKELL / Sandie Byrne .. 99 THOM GUNN / Kit Fan .. 115 GEOFFREY HILL / Lacy Schutz .. 133 KAZUO ISHIGURO / Barry Lewis .. 149 JAMES JOYCE / Peter Dempsey .. 165 RUDYARD KIPLING / Joshua Grasso .. 181 PHILIP LARKIN / Piers Pennington .. 199 JOHN LE CARRE´ / Gordon Spark .. 215 ANN RADCLIFFE / Frances A. Chiu .. 233 CHRISTINA ROSSETTI / Elizabeth Ludlow .. 253 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Charlotte Scott .. 269 MARY SHELLEY / Lisa K. Kasmer .. 289 STEVIE SMITH / Janet McCann .. 303 ALFRED TENNYSON / Katherine Firth .. 319 DYLAN THOMAS / J. C. Bittenbender .. 337 MASTER INDEX to Volumes I–VII, Supplements I–XV, Retrospective Supplements I–III .. 353