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

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

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Samuel Pepys in the Diary

|9780822960508|In this work, the reader experiences the life of Samuel Pepys and his freinds, great and small, in seventeenth-century London. We see great men of war, business and letters, enhanced by Percival HuntÆs comprehensive bibliography.| Percival Hunt|| Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Literary Criticism / General

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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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Making Up Society

|9780822985549|The Novels of George Eliot|Fisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel. He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines EliotÆs work as responding to “the loss of society,” the breakdown between public life and individua moral history. As trust in the community as a base of moral life weakens, decisive changes occur: the English novel accommodated itself to the disappearance of society and changed from the representation of individuals as members of a social order to the description of the self surrounded…

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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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