British Writers: Supplement V -- -- Number Of Pages: 608 Publication Date: 2006-09-01 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0684806150 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684806150
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 V:
ALAN AYCKBOURN by Kenneth Krauss J. G. BALLARD by Brian Stableford EAVAN BOLAND by Karen Odden ANITA DESAI by A. Michael Matin RODDY DOYLE by David Hawkes PENELOPE FITZGERALD by Karen Karbiener BRIAN FRIEL by Joseph Devlin WILSON HARRIS by Vera Kutzinski TONY HARRISON by Robert Squillace PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Blythe Frank GEOFFREY HILL by Tyrus Miller ELIZABETH JENNINGS by Angelyn Hays RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA by Radhika Jones JAMES KELMAN by Angus Cochran THOMAS KINSELLA by Susana Powell MEDBH McGUCKIAN by Clair Wills A. A. MILNE by Lisa Makman RICHARD MURPHY by Benjamin La Farge EDNA O'BRIEN by Laura Engels BEN OKRI by Gabriel Brownstein JOE ORTON by Martin Puchner CARYL PHILLIPS by Louise Yelin WILL SELF by Maura Spiegel ALAN SILLITOE by John Tucker GRAHAM SWIFT by Gita May