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.

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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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  • publication date: 31/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773457324
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780773457324
  • ISBN10: 0773457321

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