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Another amazing lecture series from the Teaching Company. In this series, Professor Timothy Spurgin presents an overview of English literature from the 1600s to modern day. The course is divided into a series of 30 minute lectures with each lecture focusing on one or 2 authors. What I really enjoyed about this course is the context he provides for each author, describing not only their lives, but the events and concerns of the time. He makes very esoteric works much easier to understand and much less intimidating. There are a few authors that I had decided I probably would pass by, like D.H. Lawrence or James Joyce, but after hearing his enthusiasm about their novels, I'm ready to give them a shot. In face, after finishing this lecture series, I started reading Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and I'm really enjoying it - thanks to this course! One of the quotes that he mentions from Rushdie's Midnight's Children really sums up his philosophy on reading any piece of fiction - "To understand one life, you have to swallow the world." And to really understand any book, you have to know about the author's life and the world at that time. Professor Spurgin does a great job of giving you a taste for a wide selection of English classics. Great course!
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next to (even sometimes above!) Forster and Woolf? Who knows. But at least you can get upset about this and know that Allen would probably have argued with you, instead of complaining that Forster was a crypto-imperialist (which is extraordinarily stupid, by the way), and Wells a eugenicist, and therefore they're not worth reading. He's a bit obsessed with 'symbolism' too, which is distracting, and has a soft spot for 'Englishness' and 'nonconformism,' which is more touching now than it might have been when there was still an empire. Anyway, I'd much rather read this than Greenblatt, and I imagine that goes for most people.
An Introduction to the English Novel - Volume One: Defoe to George Eliot
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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JSTOR: English Novel
THE ENGLISH NOVEL. A Short Critical History. By Walter Allen. New York, ep Dutton, 1957. xxiv, 454 pages. $1.85. THE ENGLISH NOVEL. A Pano- rama. ...
English 3412: Critical Resources
English 3412: Critical Resources. Philip V. Allingham, Contributing Editor, Victorian Web; Faculty of Education, Lakehead University (Canada) ...
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The English novel (Book) (Harper's Magazine)
SUBJECT OF, 1 Review from 1957. THINGS CONNECTED TO “The English novel (Book)”. HUMAN BEINGS. Allen, Walter · Brenan, Gerald · Chase, Richard Volney ...
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Literary theory II
Allen, Walter Ernest, The English novel: a short critical history. Penguin Books London 1958. Amigoni, David. The English novel and prose narrative. ...
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The English Novel: A Short Critical History (work by Allen ...
The English Novel: A Short Critical History (work by Allen) alt-headword: The English Novel: A Short Critical History.
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English Language and Literature, prose fiction, Research Starting ...
The English Novel: A Short Critical History. (1954) PR821 .A4. Baker, Ernest Albert. The History of the English Novel. vol. 1-7, 9-10 (1924-36) PR821 .B16 ...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel - Cambridge University ...
... and the once standard short histories of the English novel that took much from Baker – The English Novel: A Short Critical History (1954) by Walter ...
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hg Wells Page
The Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
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FLUP - English Literature - 19th-century Novel
Objectivos. ‘NARRATORS OF EVIL IN THE ENGLISH NOVEL’ 1ST SEMESTER The theoretical part of the programme basically concerns: - the ontological and functional ...
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Walter Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is best known for his classic study The English novel; a short critical history (1954). He was born in Aston, Birmingham; he drew on his working-class ...
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