A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erscheint ca. am 26. Mai 2004
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 320 Seiten
978-1-55458-251-8 (ISBN)
Provides an overview of Byatt's writing and, drawing on her interviews and essays, sets forth the critical principles that inform the novelist's work. This title offers an account of the novels and short stories that traces Byatt's literary development.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
  • Höhe: 223 mm
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  • Breite: 150 mm
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  • Dicke: 17 mm
  • 430 gr
978-1-55458-251-8 (9781554582518)
1554582512 (1554582512)
Jane Campbell is professor emerita of English at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario and a specialist in Romantic literature. She taught from 1961 until her retirement in 1999, and in 1986, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award. She is the author [http:www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/campbell.shtml A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination] (WLU Press, 2004).
Introduction; The Shadow of the Sun; The Game; The Virgin in the Garden & Still Life; Sugar & Other Stories; Possession: A Romance; Angels & Insects; The Matisse Stories; The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye: Five Fairy Stories; Elementals: Stories of Fire & Ice; The Biographer's Tale; Babel Tower & A Whistling Woman; Epilogue; Index.
``A frequent reviewer of Byatt's fiction, Campbell offers here one of the most comprehensive and valuable studies of Byatt available...Highly recommended.''--Choice, March 2005 ``The scope of material covered in this study, combined with the authors erudite and sophisticated close readings of the individual texts, make this book an immensely valuable, indeed an indispensable addition to Byatt scholarship.''--Alexa Alfer ``This book will take its place as one of the best -- most measured, most insightful, most inclusive -- studies of Byatt to have appeared so far.''--Richard Todd ``Anyone attempting to explore Byatt's densely populated fictional worlds will be greatly appreciative of having this usefully organized and insightful critical study as a guide....Campbell...offer(s) insightful close readings....(and) the most complete analysis to date....Campbell concludes this fine study with an epilogue based on one of Byatt's poems that nicely draws a conclusion about `Byatt's engagement with process and multiplicity in language, in the experienced world and especially in the lives of women'' (270). Following this are two appendices offering additional information on Possession, valuable bibliographies and a detailed index. Besides being an enlightening piece of literary scholarship, Campbell's study is a pleasure to read in its own right.''--Thelma Shinn Richard ``After the first two introductory chapters, Campbell ... analyzes eight works in order of publication. Her own insights are both inspired and solidly defended, and when she draws on the ideas of other critics, she has been careful to avoid the ideas of scholars who bend Byatt's work to their own perspectives. A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination is an outstanding study of one of the literary greats of our time.''--Naomi Brun "Canadian Book Review Annual, 2006 " ``Based on original research, clearly structured, carefully written, and elegantly printed, A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination is a major contribution on one of the most successful contemporary British writers.... Campbell, now professor emerita of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, was among the first academic critics to give Byatt's writings serious consideration. This volume incorporates the earlier analysis into a comprehensive exmaination of Byatt's oeuvre down to 2002.''--Arnd Bohm "The International Fiction Review, Volume 34, 2007 "

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