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History of English Literature, Volume 8

From the Late Inter-War Years to 2010


Franco Marucci

History of English Literature is a comprehensive, eight-volume survey of English literature from the Middle Ages to the early twenty-first century. Volume 8 begins with the 1920s, beginnign with works by W. H. Auden and George Orwell. Discussion includes the works of Beckett, Doris Lessing, Murdoch, Heaney, Rushdie, Ian McEwan and more.


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Part III Poetry until the 1980s


Part III Poetry until the 1980s § 69. Dylan Thomas* I: ‘Shut in a tower of words’1 This definition – taken from the poem ‘Especially When the October Wind’, and frequently echoed in his poetry and in his letters – seems to postulate in Dylan Thoma...

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