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Understanding Alan Bennett
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Peter Wolfe
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Of this now legendary troupe Bennett had the most dubious professional future in the mid-1960s. Yet in January 1992 this theatrical genius had two plays running in London's West End and had recently acted in one of his own teleplays. His suite of monologues, Talking Heads, was also opening in
Alan Bennett
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Joseph O'Mealy
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Alan Bennett is perhaps best known in the UK for the BBC production of his Talking Heads TV plays, while the rest of the world may recognize him for the film adaptation of his play, The Madness of King George. O'Mealy points out that Bennett is a social critic strongly
Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Peter Wolfe
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

"With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald's writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we
Understanding Beryl Bainbridge
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Brett Josef Grubisic
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

In this introduction to prolific British novelist Beryl Bainbridge, Grubisic provides a biographical sketch of the writer, discussion of her motivations and techniques, and a detailed survey of her fiction that places the works in the traditions of British black comedy, social novels, and historical fiction. Emerging on the literary
Understanding Will Self
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: M. Hunter Hayes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

The first scholarly approach to the dirty magical realism of Selfs fiction