British Writers Supplement II By George Stade Number Of Pages: 672 Publication Date: 1991 ISBN-10 by ASIN: 0684192144 ISBN-13 by EAN: 9780684192147
British Writers, Volume 1-8 (vol.8 is an index to volumes 1-7), is 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. The contributors analyze many individual works and engage the reader with their distinctive themes and stylistic. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background.
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.
List of Subjects in Supplement II
KINGSLEY AMIS by John Richetti 1 JOHN ARDEN by David Graver 21 MAX BEERBOHM by Robert Viscusi 43 BRENDAN BEHAN by David Galef 61 ELIZABETH BOWEN by Siobhdn Kilfeather 77 SAMUEL BUTLER by Robert Casillo 97 AGATHA CHRISTIE by Robin W. Winks 123 NOEL COWARD by Jeffrey Kindley 139 ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by Bernard Benstock 159 WILLIAM EMPSON by Michael Wood 179 RONALD FIRBANK by Ralph C Boettcher 199 NADINE GORDIMER by Rob Nixon 225 HENRY GREEN by Barbara Brothers 247 SEAMUS HEANEY by Gregory A. Schirmer 267 T. E. LAWRENCE by Stanley Weintraub 283 JOHN LE CARRE by George J. Leonard 299 FLANN O'BRIEN by Joseph Devlin 321 ALAN PATON by Randy Malamud 341 BARBARA PYM by Mason Cooley 363 JEAN RHYS /Judith Kegan Gardiner 387 I. A. RICHARDS by John Paul Russo 405 OLIVE SCHREINER by Anne McClintock 435 STEVIE SMITH by Suzanne Fox 459 STEPHEN SPENDER by David Adams Leeming 481 LYTTON STRACHEY by Michael Rosenthal 497 J. R. R. TOLKIEN by Karl Kroeber 519