Literary Criticism

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The well-known author and biographer, Claire Harman, has given us what could be the definitive biography on Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855).

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For Jennifer Birkett, Emeritus Professor of French Studies at the University of Birmingham, Samuel Beckett thought “life was a matter of doing time, while writing was a way of undoing it.” 

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Mesmerizing and at times mesmerizingly confusing, Harold Bloom’s new opus, The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime, is (but only fractionally) this: A mix of the tend

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“Parks’ essays examine the choice international writers face.

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a pleasure to read.

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“James Wood is that wonderful thing: the academic who still loves the topic of his study.”

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“Mr. Halperin’s answer: . . . the lessening of overt discrimination and exclusion has come at a price. Gays have become too like heterosexuals: conventional and boring.”

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“The Woman Reader represents good science and makes for enjoyable reading.”

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The question, What is literature?—the subject matter of literary theory—is not frequently posed by either writers or readers.

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“Robert Kanigel knits together a handsome pattern as he traces the inherent drama within the destinies on the page—and in recollection by themselves and others—of the Blasket Islanders.

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“There is a saying that if you remember the sixties, then you weren’t there; in the same vein, this book should be read by not only anyone with even a passing interest in this fascinating p

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“Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life is critical addition to the classic canon of Western literary criticism. Like Dr.

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In the enlightening and readable A Thousand Times More Fair, author Kenji Yoshino opens a window on Shakespearean dramaturgy and scholarship and lets in a breath of fresh air.

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Not long after the City of the Queen of the Angels was founded, its many newcomers and its few natives lamented its decline.

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