British writers. Retrospective supplement /
Jay Parini, editor.
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002-
0684312271 (alk. paper)
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New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002-
0684312271 (alk. paper)
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TRIF copy: t.p. of v. 2 reads: Retrospective supplement VII, spine, cover and text read: Retrospective supplement II.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This supplement reflects the newest scholarship on some of the most important figures featured in the original British Writers set in 22 comprehensive articles.
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The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at This supplement reflects the newest scholarship on some of the most important figures featured in the original "British Writers set. Twenty-two articles, all written by scholars, provide a fresh look at writers such as William Blake, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and many others.
Table of Contents
Contentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Chronologyp. xiii
List of Contributorsp. lix
Subjects in Retrospective Supplement I
W. H. Audenp. 1
Samuel Beckettp. 17
William Blakep. 33
Bronte Sistersp. 49
Daniel Defoep. 63
Henry Fieldingp. 79
William Goldingp. 93
Thomas Hardyp. 109
Seamus Heaneyp. 123
Samuel Johnsonp. 137
Ben Jonsonp. 151
James Joycep. 169
John Keatsp. 183
Christopher Marlowep. 199
Harold Pinterp. 215
Alexander Popep. 229
Percy Bysshe Shelleyp. 243
Robert Louis Stevensonp. 259
Jonathan Swiftp. 273
J. M. Syngep. 289
Virginia Woolfp. 305
W. B. Yeatsp. 325
Master Index to Volumes I-VII, Supplements I-VII, Retrospective Supplement Ip. 342
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