British Writers: Supplement VII By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 515 Publication Date: 1991-12-30 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 068480655X ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780684806556 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 VII:
BASIL BUNTING by Devin Johnston 1 CHARLES DARWIN by Richard Davenport-Hines 17 GAVIN EWART by Alan Brownjohn 33 MICHAEL FRAYN by John Wilders 51 ROY FULLER by Neil Powell 67 THE GAWAIN POET by N. S. Thompson 83 W. S. GRAHAM by John Redmond 103 L. P. HARTLEY by Peter Parker 119 ROBERT HENRYSON by Grace G. Wilson 135 A.D. HOPE by Andrew Zawacki 151 DAVID JONES /Scott Ashley 167 PATRICK KAVANAGH by Robert Welch 183 ANNA KAVAN by David Breithaupt 201 JAMAICA KINCAID by Erik Kongshaug 217 THOMAS MORE by John M. Headley 233 ANDREW MOTION by Robert Potts 251 LES MURRAY by Gerry Cambridge 269