Subject: Literary Criticism / General

Subject: Literary Criticism / General

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The Shapeless God

|9780822984092|Essays on Modern Fiction|Nine noted literary critics examine the spiritual and religious elements in the fiction of such diverse writers as James Baldwin, J. F. Powers, Graham Greene, Par Lagerkvist, and Flannery OÆConnor.Contributors: Robert Boyle, S.J.; Robert McAfee Brown; A. A. Devitis; Herbert Howarth; Maralee Frampton; Nathan A. Scott, Jr.; Albert Sonnenfeld; Winston Weathers; and the editors| Harry John Mooney Thomas F. Staley|| Literary Criticism / American / General Literary Criticism / General Religion / Spirituality

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Richard Wright

|9780822952114|An Introduction to the Man and His Works|The first book-length study of Richard Wright (1908–1960) gives a critical, historical, and biographical perspective on the gifted African American writer. It presents Wright not only as an artist whose subjects and themes were affected by his race, but also as a sensitive and talented man who was deeply immersed in the major social and intellectual movements of his day.Brigano discusses WrightÆs artistry and his major public concerns as revealed in his novels, short stories, essays, and poetry: race relations in the United States, the role of Marxism in recent history and the…

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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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Fire and Iron

|9780822984290|Critical Approaches to Njáls saga|Written in Iceland by an unknown author about 1280, Njáls saga has been called the greatest work of vernacular prose fiction from the European Middle Ages. Allen's finely written and perceptive study is one of the first in English to offer a critical examination of the text.| Richard F. Allen|| Literary Criticism / European / Scandinavian Literary Criticism / General

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