British Writers: Supplement 9 By Jay Parini Number Of Pages: 496 Publication Date: 2009-08-25 ISBN-10: 0684312379 ISBN-13: 9780684312378
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 IX:
CAROLINE BLACKWOOD by Richard Davenport-Hines NORMAN CAMERON by Helena Nelson CHRISTOPHER CAUDWELL by Robert Sullivan BRUCE CHATWIN by Thomas Wright ANNE FINCH by Tom Jones ALASDAIR GRAY by Gavin Miller DERMOT HEALY by Amanda Fields REGINALD HILL by John Lennard PATRICK McCABE by James P. Austin BRIAN MOORE by Robert Sullivan EDWIN MORGAN by Chris Jones MARY RENAULT by Nikolai Endres RUTH RENDELL by Rebecca Berg IAIN CHRICHTON SMITH by Gerry Cambridge EMMA TENNANT by Jennifer E. Dunn JOHN TREVISA by Jane Beal DENTON WELCH by David Breithaupt CHARLES WALTER STANSBY WILLIAMS by Charles Robert Baker