British Writers: Supplement VIII By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 536 Publication Date: 2008-11-20 ISBN-10: 0684806568 ISBN-13: 9780684806563
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 VIII:
SIMON ARMITAGE by Brian Henry ALAN BENNETT by Fred Bilson MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON by Susan Balée BARBARA COMYNS by Julie Hearn WENDY COPE by Gerry Cambridge A. E. COPPARD by N. S. Thompson FRANCES CORNFORD by Philip Hobsbaum WILLIAM DUNBAR by Sandie Byrne ROBERT GREENE by Daniel Brayton SARAH KANE by Philip Parry MICHAEL LONGLEY by John Redmond JAMES MACPHERSON by Scott Ashley CHARLES ROBERT MATURIN by Melissa Knox-Raab NGŨGĨ WA THIONG’O by J. Roger Kurtz OLD NORSE LITERATURE by Paul Bibire T. F. POWYS by Philip Hobsbaum PETER READING by Robert Potts GEORGE RUSSELL (AE) by Joseph Lennon W. G. SEBALD by Judith Kitchen CHRISTOPHER WALLACE-CRABBE by Andrew Zawacki