In British Writers, Retrospective Supplement I, the substantial reconsiderations of twenty major British and Irish authors, ranging over the centuries from Christopher Marlowe, the great Elizabethan playwright, to well-known contemporary writers, such as Seamus Heaney and Harold Pinter, are presented. In each article, the critic looks back at the whole career of an author who has made a significant impact on literary history, offering close readings, supplying biographical data, and sifting the most recent critical responses to these writers. These revaluations are meant to amplify and extend earlier articles on these authors that appeared in this series.
Subjects in Retrospective Supplement I:
W. H. AUDEN SAMUEL BECKETT WILLIAM BLAKE BRONTË SISTERS DANIEL DEFOE HENRY FIELDING WILLIAM GOLDING THOMAS HARDY SEAMUS HEANEY SAMUEL JOHNSON BEN JONSON JAMES JOYCE JOHN KEATS CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE HAROLD PINTER ALEXANDER POPE PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON JONATHAN SWIFT J. M. SYNGE VIRGINIA WOOLF W. B. YEATS