Humanistic Interpretations of Modern British and American Writers: Essays in Literary Criticism

Humanistic Interpretations of Modern British and American Writers: Essays in Literary Criticism

By: Amitava Banerjee (author)Hardback

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This collection of essays on a number of major British and American writers highlights the extraordinary versatility of twentieth-century literature. It was a period during which not simply one or two, but all the major genres flourished. The special merit of this collection is that, unlike a great deal of modern literary criticism, this book treats literature as a humanist project: the writers concern themselves with fundamental truths.

About Author

Amitava Banerjee is Research Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Kobe Jogukin University in Japan.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) - Resilience in the Poetry of Thomas Hardy; Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Contemporary Criticism and a Classic English Novel: Heart of Darkness; D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930); D.H. Lawrence's Discovery of American Literature; D.H. Lawrence the Dramatist and his Colliery Plays; Lawrence's Letters as his Autobiography; Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) - Wilfred Owen's Psychic Obsession; F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) - A Move Towards Maturity: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Crack-Up; Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961); Hemingway as a War Correspondent; The Failure of Love in A Farewell to Arms; Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) - A Stir in Stasis in Waiting for Godot; G.S. Fraser (1915-1980) - The Poet within the Critic: G.S. Fraser; Robert Lowell (1917-1977) - A Glimpse into the Abyss: The Early Poems of Robert Lowell; Philip Larkin (1922-1985); Philip Larkin: The Hunted Man behind the Haunting Poems; The Critic within the Poet: Philip Larkin; John Osborne (1929-1994) - A Modern Hamlet: Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773457324
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773457324
  • ISBN10: 0773457321

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