FROM SHAKESPEARE TO JOYCE by Elmer Edgar Stoll

FROM SHAKESPEARE TO JOYCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Essays, 1932-1943, discussing many differences of opinion, on periods in literature, and masters of writing. The fallacies of psychological interpretation, documentation, hypothetical identification: characterization and style; the inner nature of poetry; the contrasts of classic and modern writing; novels, drama, poetry -- this is a ""mixed company"" of scholarly, meditative, critical commentary. From Milton, Congreve, Richardson, even Cicaro, to Tolstoy, Browning, Dostoievaki, and primarily, Shakespeare; from source and motive, heroes and villains, to love scenes, sex, psycholanalysis in critics -- this is special reading for the teacher, student, expert, who will find here controversial, stimulating, and rewarding reading.

Pub Date: Nov. 5th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran