British Writers: Supplement VI by George Stade Hardcover: 450 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 068480641X ISBN-13: 978-0684806419
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 VI:
PETER ACKROYD by Thomas Wright BERYL BAINBRIDGE by Patricia Craig BEOWULF by Paul Bibere ANDRE BRINK by Robert Niemi GEORGE MACKAY BROWN by Sandie Byrne J. M. COETZEE by Laban Carrick Hill WILKIE COLLINS by Stephen Amidon DONALD DAVIE by Neil Powell RADCLYFFE HALL by Julie Hearn T.E.HULME by Patrick McGuinness HENRY KING by Diana Henderson DEREK MAHON by Dillon Johnston NORMAN MACCAIG by Philip Hobsbaum EDWIN MUIR by Peter Scupham NORMAN NICHOLSON by N. S. Thompson PETER REDGROVE by Philip Hobsbaum SAKI by Sandie Byrne ANNE STEVENSON by Nicolas Tredell ALEC WAUGH by D.J. Taylor GILBERT WHITE by Samuel Pickering A. N. WILSON by William H. Pritchard