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British Writers Supplement II by George Stade

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By George Stade

This quantity is considered one of an increasing literary reference paintings of encyclopaedic dimensions which goals to supply severe introductions to the works, lives, and suggestions of the writers who've formed the cultural background of the western international. This variation extends assurance with 23 essays on novelists, poets, philosophers, historians and playwrights, who've come to the fore within the interval 1950-1980 and who're now considered as indispensible to the literary scene. The record includes: Samuel Beckett, Edward Bond, Anthony Burgess, Lawrence Durrell, John Fowles, William Golding, Graham Greene, Ted Hughes, Arthur Koestler, Philip Larkin, Doris Lessing, Iris Murdoch, V.S. Naipaul, John Osbourne, Harold Pinter, Paul Scott, Peter Shaffer, Muriel Spark, Tom Stoppard, David Storey, Dylan Thomas, Patrick White and Angus Wilson.

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This quantity is one in every of an increasing literary reference paintings of encyclopaedic dimensions which goals to supply serious introductions to the works, lives, and ideas of the writers who've formed the cultural history of the western international. This variation extends assurance with 23 essays on novelists, poets, philosophers, historians and playwrights, who've come to the fore within the interval 1950-1980 and who're now considered as indispensible to the literary scene.

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Noel Coward KARL KROEBER. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University. Has published extensively on English and Continental romantic poetry, nineteenth-century fiction, the graphic arts, and oral literatures of American Indians. His books include Romantic Narrative Poetry, Styles in Fictional Structure, Romantic Landscape Vision: Constable and Wordsworth, British Romantic Art, and Romantic Fantasy and Science Fiction. J. R. R. Tolkien DAVID ADAMS LEEMING. Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, the University of Connecticut.

There he delivered a series of lectures on science fiction, later published as New Maps of Hell (1960). In 1961 he was named a fellow and director of studies in English at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. That appointment soon proved unhappy. Amis found Cambridge dull and intellectually provincial, his colleagues shallow, self-satisfied, obsessed with academic politics, and even hostile to him as both a newcomer and an outsider. F. R. ) which he says he enjoyed but found all-consuming. In 1963 Amis resigned his fellowship to devote all his energies to writing.

He had never really supposed himself to be much more than a journalist, wireless talker and occasional lecturer. (ch. 1) Now Amis was never just that, although he had certainly performed all those functions. In a sense, / Like It Here begins his deliberate cultivation of a public pose as a mere entertainer, a writer who refuses to take himself "seriously" in the conventional sense and who outrages other writers and intellectuals by his boorish enthusiasm for beer and sex, his aggressive xenophobia, his philistine contempt for anything cultivated or artistic, and his aggressively conservative political views.

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