A Short History of English Literature A Short History of English Literature Second Edition HARRY BLAMIRES London and New York First published in by. A Short History of English Literature has 21 ratings and 3 reviews. Benjamin said: The first reading of Troilus and Criseyde is one of life’s great narr. Read the full-text online edition of A Short History of English Literature ().
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I hit a bit of a hiccup when he seemed to excuse Jacobian anti-Semitic plays claiming that the performances did as much damage to Jews as wicked stepmother stories hurt second wives. I h “The first reading of Troilus and Criseyde is one of life’s great narrative experiences,” writes Harry Blamires near the beginning and from that point on, I was hooked. I have to admit, though, the comparison is clever if open to discussion. I also took great pleasure in the tossed out sentences about writers Blamires found less worth of inclusion.
His work raises the question whether flippancy can be labelled ‘satire’ in the absence of a morally anchored viewpoint. But Blamires is not a snob, giving Tolkien as much attention as more canonized authors. This wasn’t just a convenient and charming “expert” confirming my own vague opinions about various authors, there were many writers who I was completely unfamiliar with that are now on the too long “to-read” list in my head, and other writers I had already wanted to read acquired a greater sense of urgency.
Why is the title about “English” literature, though, when Blamires surveys so many Irish, Welsh and Scottish writers? Hstory Americans, like T. Elliot and Henry James, make the cut. It seems the criteria is: When I consider how much time and geography is covered in less than pages it makes me smile, and I was smiling the whole time I was reading this.
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I picked up the very cheap English Library edition of this book in the late seventies the only kind of books I could afford in those days were cheap editions! But when I finally read it, I loved it for its sweep from the very beginnings to the modern age.
It was one of the first tomes which introduced me to the joys of literature, and therefore holds a special warm spot in my heart I picked up the very cheap English Library edition of this book in the late seventies the only kind of books I could afford in those days were cheap editions!
It was one of the first tomes which introduced me to the joys of literature, and therefore holds a special warm spot in my heart. The first irritating thing about this book is its title. Nevertheless, it’s a good chronology of some of the most well known English writers. Don’t forget that not all of the people mentioned in this book are im My final review: Don’t forget that not all of the people mentioned in this book are important writers, and some very important ones have been – suspiciously – omitted altogether, as if the author had some kind of a personal problem with them!
Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and other major writers have not even been mentioned, whereas some very obscure ones have been discussed in detail.
Read it as a complementary source. But whatever this book is, it’s not a comprehensive record, and not one to be trusted. This is my review when I had read 4 or 5 chapters: I have read several chapters of this book and, so far, it is a good book that lacks focus. Summaries are extremely short and incomplete. Therefore, they are simple fillers and time wasters that too little can be deducted from and yet, take up a huge portion of the book.
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