Marilyn Butler, 2 September 1982
Show More The New Pelican Guide to English Literature. Vol. I: Medieval Literature Part One: Chaucer and the Alliterative Tradition, Vol. II: The Age of Shakespeare, Vol. III: From Donne to Marvell, Vol. IV: From Dryden to Johnson edited by Boris Ford.
Penguin, 647 pp., £2.95, March 1982, 0 14 022264 2Show More
Medieval Writers and their Work: Middle English Literature and its Background by J.A. Burrow.
Oxford, 148 pp., £9.95, May 1982, 0 19 289122 7Show More
Contemporary Writers Series: Saul Bellow, Joe Orton, John Fowles, Kurt Vonnegut, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Pynchon by Malcolm Bradbury, C.W.E. Bigsby, Peter Conradi, Jerome Klinkowitz and Blake Morrison.
Methuen, 110 pp., £1.95, May 1982, 0 416 31650 6Show More
“... in the Eighties. ‘Paradise Lost: Changing Interpretations and Controversy’ picks up its topic where Leavis and Eliot left it in 1936, and almost completely omits the work of more recent Miltonists. On Spenser, the characteristic brief, Is he a living poet? yields, predictably, the answer no. Occasionally Robson seems to hanker briefly after ...”