THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury

An essay by Watanabe Shinji exploring the differences between poems and novels. It looks in particular, with several close readings, at how the conventions of verse manifests themselves in Faulkner's novel.

Absalom, Absalom!

A chapter from Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction by Marilyn R. Chandler, analysing the subject of 'houses' in this novel.
Essay by Monica Signoretti discussing Shreve's relationship to Quentin.
An article by Robert Phillips, editor of the Mississippi Quarterly, examining novelist and historian Shelby Foote's contemporaneous review of the novel.

As I Lay Dying

An in-depth analysis of the novel by Michael Zeitlin with several close readings.

The Unvanquished

A study by Homma Akio of Bayard's narrative and how Faulkner represents the civil war and avoids the race problem in this novel.

Sartoris

A scholarly article by Manana Gelashvili, Associate Professor of the State University of Tbilisi, which examines the subject of time and how it is rendered in this novel, stating that Sartoris "is of great significance as a source-book for Faulkner's literary development."

Henry Fielding

Tom Jones

A paper by Lothar Cerny examining Fielding's novel while utilizing - yet taking issue with - Wolfgang Iser's theory of reader participation and reader response.

Joseph Andrews

This chapter from Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750 by William B. Warner explores the terms 'reading' and 'entertainment', focusing in particular on how they manifest in Fielding's novel.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

A chapter from Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction by Marilyn R. Chandler on Gatsby's house "as the embodiment of the American dream".

Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary

An in-depth review of Madame Bovary by Clive James for The Atlantic Monthly.

Salammbô

In this article Edward Fox explores some of the biographical details which influenced the writing of Salammbô.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything Is Illuminated

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.

Ford Madox Ford

The Good Soldier

A scholarly article by Mark D. Larabee of the U. S. Naval Academy discussing the role of the country house in this novel and it's effect on the narrative's protagonists, as well as it's relationship to modernist aesthetics.
An essay by Max Saunders, King's College London, looking at the recognizably modernist strategies Ford employs through an in-depth exploration of his novel.

E.M. Forster

A Passage to India

An essay by Christine Froula of Northwestern University which seeks to discover how quantum physics can illuminate this novel's social world; the analysis also sets out to distinguish modernism and postmodernism.
An essay by Shirley Galloway examining empire, ideology and transformation in this novel and Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
In this essay Shirley Galloway discusses some of the novel's characters.
An article by Tanvi Patel exploring Forster's portrayal of friendship between the Indians and the English with mention of several characters.

The Machine Stops

An academic article by Ralph Pordzik of Wurzbürg University reading Forster's short story as a 'closet fantasy'. The essay references work by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

Janet Frame

Faces in the Water

A paper by Venla Oikkonen of the University of Helsinki addressing representations of female madness in this novel and Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar.