FROM SHAKESPEARE TO JOYCE by Elmer Edgar Stoll

FROM SHAKESPEARE TO JOYCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Controversial, stimulating and rewarding reading, these essays,-1932-43-discussing many differences of opinion, on periods in literature, and on masters of writing. This is ""mixed company"" of scholarly, meditative, critical commentary, dealing with 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, and a wide range of personalities, from Milton, Congreve, Richardson, to Tolstoy, Dostoievski, Browning, and back to Shakespeare, and even to Cicero. From source and motive, heroes and villains, to love scenes, sex, psychoanalysis in critics -- this provides special reading for the teacher, scholar expert -- and for the layman with an inquiring mind on matters literary. (Originally, this was scheduled for Fall publication, and reported in August.)

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1943
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran