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Humanistic interpretations of modern British and American writers; essays in literary criticism.


Humanistic interpretations of modern British and American writers; essays in literary criticism.

Ed. by A. Banerjee.

Edwin Mellen Pr.


312 pages




Banerjee (English emeritus, Kobe Jogukuin U.) covers a wide range of genres in this collection of critical reviews. He finds both continuing and broken threads as he analyzes the poetry of Thomas Hardy, contemporary criticism and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, the discovery of American literature by D.H. Lawrence (and so many others), Lawrence's skills as a dramatist in his colliery plays and his letters as autobiography, Wilfred Owen's psychic obsession, Fitzgerald's move toward maturity in The Crack-Up, Hemingway's work as a journalist and his depiction of the failure of love in A Farewell to Arms, Becket's peculiar stirrings within the stasis of Waiting for Godot, the poetry within the criticism of G.S. Fraser, Robert Lowell's glimpse into the abyss in his early poems, the life behind the work of Philip Larkin, and John Osborne's character Jimmy Porter as a modern-day Hamlet.

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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