This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth--century reader how to read and understand old books and manuscripts. Highlighting works by Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso, and Milton, Lewis provides a refreshing update to medieval and Renaissance criticism, and equips modern readers to understand these works in a new way.
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Kevin Murphy, Professor of English at Ithaca College, examines the discrepancy between Robert Frost's popularity during his lifetime and the darker implications of his poetry, as exemplified by one of his most cherished poems. Filmed in 1992.
Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike.
Flaubert's Parrot de Julian Barnes Edited by Antoine Capet, Philippe Romanski, Nicole Terrien, Aïssatou Sy-Wonyu
google.translate of the original description in French: The purpose of the symposium, which brought together both Flaubert specialists and English specialists and comparativists was to ask questions about the book by Julian Barnes and not to confine it to the narrow responses would deny him his innovative literary identity. The various papers put, sometimes in French, sometimes in English highlight the rewriting work, ownership of the subtext (the work Flaubert), integration of the word of the other figures as well as some of the obsessive work of Barnes. The book ends with a conversation with Julian Barnes on the construction of his novel.
Pre- and Post-Publication Itineraries of the Contemporary Novel in English by Vanessa Guignery and François Gallix The articles follow the trajectories of the contemporary novel in English, looking thoroughly into the study of the creation of a book, and more particularly the various steps of its elaboration, from the writing process with its succession of drafts and rewritings, the making-of, the conception of the book itself, the relationship with publishers and agents, to the final exploitation by mass-media, the reading of the book, the phenomenon of literary awards, translations, film and television adaptations.