For the most part, Supplement XIV centers on contemporary writers from various genres and traditions, most of whom have had little sustained attention from critics, although they are well known. As before, the purpose in presenting these critical and biographical essays is to bring readers back to the texts, to help them in their understanding of writers who have made a deep impression on the English-speaking world in a variety of genres. These essays should enable students and general readers to enter into the world of these writers freshly, helping them to understand how in each case the writer summoned a particular vision, moving from book to book, creating an imaginative universe in words.
Subjects of the Volume:
PATRICIA BEER JIM CRACE PETER HO DAVIES MEAGHAN DELAHUNT GREG DELANTY IAN FLEMING LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON SUSAN HILL KATHLEEN JAMIE MARIA JANE JEWSBURY HARI KUNZRU ANDREW MILLER DAVID MITCHELL FRANK O'ONNOR IAIN SINCLAIR JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS ARTHUR SYMONS KATE THOMPSON