THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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East and West
by W. Somerset Maugham

A paper by Hsiu-Chuang Deppman of Oberlin College examining Maugham's colonial perspectives in comparison to those of the Chinese author Eileen Chang.

Elective Affinities
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

An essay by Tanja Nusser of the University of Greifswald looking at Goethe's engagement with the debate regarding the influence of maternal imagination.

The Emigrants
by W.G. Sebald

An academic article by Todd Heidt of the University of Cincinnati analyzing the narrator's role and the relationship between reality and fiction in Sebald's narrative.

Emma
by Jane Austen

An academic article by Susan J. Wolfson of Princeton University. It looks specifically at the Boxhill episode in this novel.
Close analysis by Adam Potkay of the Boxhill episode.
Close analysis by William Walling of the Boxhill episode.

Empedocles on Etna
by Matthew Arnold

An essay by Katherine E. Agar providing an object-relations analysis drawing on the work and theories of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott. It claims that a literary suicide is organized in Arnold's poem.

The End of the Tether
by Joseph Conrad

A scholarly article by Holger Nüstedt on the role of initiation in Conrad's short story.

Enduring Love
by Ian McEwan

An essay by Maxine E. Walker, a Professor of Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University, which draws on philosopher Charles Taylor's A Secular Age to explore the interaction of various topics, such as science, romanticism and theology, in McEwan's narrative.

Endymion
by John Keats

A paper by Christian La Cassagnere looking at Keat's use of melancholy, as well as challenging prevailing critical assessments of this poem; with reference to Freudian theories on the death-drive and analysis of several excerpts.

End Zone
by Don DeLillo

An essay by Benjamin Bird of Leeds University, evaluating the realist view of consciousness in DeLillo's second novel through an in-depth analysis of the central protagonist with recourse to several philosopical theories.

The English Patient
by Michael Ondaatje

A paper by Eleanor Ty of Wilfrid Laurier University looking at how Ondaatje's novel and cinematic adaptation question racial otherness and the concept of national identity.

Etika Preobrazhennavo Erosa
by Hugh MacDiarmid

An academic article by Michael Whitworth of Oxford University looking at the subjects of culture and society, and the relation between high and low art. With reference to the criticism of F.R and Q.D Leavis, and analysis of several excerpts from this poem.

Everything Is Illuminated
By Jonathan Safran Foer

A paper by Anna Hunter, of the University of Central Lancashire, looking at the role of cultural memory and the holocaust in this novel and Lily Brett's Too Many Men.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Foer employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Michael Chabon, Richard Russo, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Steve Tesich.

The Executioner's Song
by Norman Mailer

A paper by Andrew Wilson looking at the western vernacular and minimalist tendencies in Mailer's Pulitzer Prize winning novel as well as comparing literary influences.

Extempore Effusion Upon the Death of James Hogg
by William Wordsworth

An academic article by Janette Currie of the University of Stirling exploring this poem and its representation of its subject.