Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

Subject: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

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Dylan Thomas’ Early Prose

|9780822952152|A Study in Creative Mythology|This first full-scale treatment of the early prose of Dylan Thomas demonstrates the unity of his total work. Pratt argues that the inward journey of the poetic imagination which is implicit in poetry is often explicit in prose. Her study of ThomasÆ early prose alongside his early poetry helps to elucidate all of his writing. Pratt includes three appendices: a chronology, a summary of the criticsÆ attitudes toward the problem of influence, and a bibliographical sketch of materials in the Parris surrealist magazine transition, which are paralleled in ThomasÆ prose.| Annis Pratt|| Literary Criticism / European…

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Approaches to Ulysses

|9780822984269|Ten Essays|Scholars of James Joyce offer critical analysis of his work Ulysses. Five essays interpret the character of the novel; four deal with the literary style of presentation, the last focuses on the problems of translation.Contributors: Robert R. Boyle, S.J.; David Hayman; Richard M. Kain; Darcy OÆBrien; Weldon Thornton; Erwin R. Steinberg; William M. Schutte; Fritz Senn; H. Frew Waidner; and the editors.| Thomas F. Staley Bernard Benstock|| Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / General

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The Grand Continuum

|9780822985570|Reflections on Joyce and Metaphysics|The assumptions that literary criticism and philosophy are closely linked—and that both disciplines can learn much from each other—lead David White to examine key passages in James JoyceÆs novels both as a philosopher and as literary critic. In so doing, he develops a thesis that JoyceÆs attempt to capture the mysterious process whereby perception and consciousness are translated into language entails a fundamental challenge to everyday notions of reality. JoyceÆs stylistic brilliance and virtuosity, his destruction of normal syntax and meaning, “shock one into a new reality.” In the bookÆs final section, White examines the subtle…

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War of Titans

|9780822985587|Blake‚Äôs Critique of Milton and the Politics of Religion|In a dramatically original analysis, Jackie DiSalvo explores BlakeÆs reworking of Genesis and Paradise Lost in his prophetic poem The Four Zoas, creating a compelling new reading of both Milton and Blake. With informed argument and provocative insights, DiSalvo shows how BlakeÆs view of history prefigures the revaluation of our own myths of origin prompted by new political, psychological, and feminist perspectives.| Jackie DiSalvo|| Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / General

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The Poet-Physician

|9780822985617|Keats and Medical Science|For six years of his brief like, Keats studied medicine, first as an apprentice in Edmonton and then as a medical student at GuyÆs Hospital in London. His biographers have generally glossed over this period of his life, and critics have ignored it and denied the influence of medical training on his poetry and thought.In this challenging reappraisal, Goellnicht argues that KeatsÆ writings reveal a distinct influence of science and medicine. Goellnicht researches KeatsÆ course work and texts to reconstruct the milieu of the early nineteenth-century medical student. He then explores the scientific resonances in KeatsÆÆ individual…

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