British Writers, Supplement IV By George Stade and Carol Howard Number Of Pages: 668 Publication Date: 1997 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0684804964 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684804965
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.
Subjects in Supplement IV:
ERIC AMBLER by Ronald J. Ambrosetti MARTIN AMIS by David Hawkes PAT BARKER by Sharon Carson JULIAN BARNES by Sven Birkerts JOHN BERGER by Minnie Singh CHRISTINE BROOKE-ROSE by Tyrus Miller ANITA BROOKNER by Gita May A. S. BYATT by Laura Engel BRUCE CHATWIN by Angelyn Hays CARYL CHURCHILL by Victoria D. Sullivan ROALD DAHL by Lisa Hermine Makman MARGARET DRABBLE by Bridget Orr THOM GUNN by Jonathan Levin DAVID HARE by Susana Powell KAZUO ISHIGURO by Gabriel Brownstein P. D. JAMES by Katrin R. Burlin THOMAS KENEALLY by Danell Jones DAVID LODGE by A. Michael Matin IAN McEWAN by Angus R. B. Cochran PAUL MULDOON by Joseph Donahue SALMAN RUSHDIE by Timothy Brennan CHRISTINA STEAD by Louise Yelin D. M. THOMAS by Rachel Wetzsteon WILLIAM TREVOR by Benjamin La Farge FAY WELDON by Margaret E. Mitchell JEANETTE WINTERSON by Ursula K. Heise