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Review of "The Cambridge history of twentieth-century English literature" edited by Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls
(Taylor & Francis, 2007-03-27)
From the outset it should be said that this book contains a great many well-written, expert and thoroughly researched papers produced by a large number of scholars who obviously know what they are talking about. If I ...
Review of 'Triumphal forms: structural patterns in Elizabethan poetry' by Alastair Fowler
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1971-05)
Daalder reviews "Triumphal forms: structural patterns in Elizabethan poetry' by Alastair Fowler (Cambridge University Press, 1970).
Review of 'Oscar Wilde: The Portrait of Mr W.H.' with a foreword by Peter Ackroyd
(Rivendale Press, 2003-07)
Seneca and Wyatt's second satire
(Didier Erudition, 1985)
In his poetry, Wyatt openly acknowledges Seneca's impact upon him. Seneca, he realized, could teach him how to apply his intelligence to achieving perfect happiness. Interestingly, happiness was incompatible with the ...
Review of "Tragic conditions in Shakespeare: disinheriting the globe" by Paul A Kottman
(Oxford University Press, 2010-05-27)
Professor Kottman has written a thoughtful and thought-provoking book. It addresses very major issues, in what is for the most part quite an original way, and I found much of what I read illuminating. His main concern is ...
Review of "The Complete Poems" by Richard Barnfield, "Overthrow of gout [...]" edited by Simon McKeown, and "The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid [...]" edited by Simon Cauchi
(Oxford University Press, 1993)
All three editors and their publishers are to be commended for making available (with extensive introductions and notes) works languishing in neglect. However, Barnfield's poetry is entitled to ride of place - not only ...
Review of "Hamlet and Japan" by Yoshiko Ueno, and "Otherwordly Hamlet" by John O'Meara
(Oxford University Press, 1997)
Much of 'Hamlet and Japan' is, in fact, devoted to exactly such criticism as one might find in Western compilations offering recent approaches to a Shakespeare play.
Review of "Self-fashioning and Metamorphosis in Early Modern English Literature" edited by Olav Lausund and Stein Haugom Olsen
(Taylor & Francis, 2006-08-23)
This is a satisfying collection of essays derived from a conference hosted by the English Department of the University of Oslo: interesting, original, sensible, and based on sound scholarship. [...] The themes of the book ...
Wyatt's 'There was never nothing more me payned': a reply to John Douglas Boyd
(Oxford University Press, 1971-10)
As far as Wyatt's poem is concerned, I think Boyd's critical problems are largely of his own making. This does not necessarily invalidate his claim that a critic, in interpreting a literary work, may seize on one interpretation ...