MODERN BRITISH WRITING by Denys Val-Ed. Baker

MODERN BRITISH WRITING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A selection of the representative best from the British little reviews, this is a collection of short stories, poetry, essays and literary criticism which introduces, re-introduces in many cases, the English intellectual-aesthetes. The introduction, by the editor, shows the British little magazine (of which there are some 40-50 today) as a barometer of modern writing, as a reflection of its international interests, philosophic or propagandist intents, regional influences. In the short story section, Liam O'Flaherty, Anna Kavan, Rhys Davies, William Sansom, James Hanley, Mary Lavin are among the more familiar names; among the essayists are Stephen Spender, George Orwell; among the critics John Middleton Murry and V.S. Pritchett, with Arthur Koestler, Rex Warner, Rilke and Lawrence among those writers given critical interpretation... A bibliography places the various little magazines appearing today in scope and interest. Of appeal to a more serious, intellectual market.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1947
Publisher: Vanguard