THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Gabriel Garcia Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The text of a lecture delivered by Ian Johnston where he considers this novel in several stages: as an epic narrative; the comedy and tragedy within the plot and characters; time and magical realism; before finally concluding with a discussion of the insightful revelations about the world it depicts.

Jane Gardam

The Queen of The Tambourine

An essay by Inge Sorensen of Oxford Brookes University discussing the subject of 'abjection' in this novel and Keri Hulme's The Bone People.

Alex Garland

The Beach

An essay by Roger Bowen, a professor at the University of Arizona, examining the influence of the work of Joseph Conrad on Garland's narrative.

Elizabeth Gaskell

Wives and Daughters

In this essay, Lisieux Huelman of Saint Louis University examines the depiction of professional men in Gaskell's novel, as well as the relationship between her work and the periodical press.

My Lady Ludlow

A paper by Audrey Murfin of Binghamton University examining the influence of the folk tales known in England as the Arabian Nights' Entertainments on the structure of this novel and 'The Yellow Mask' by Wilkie Collins.

Gary Geddes

War and other Measures

An analysis of this poem by Donald R. Bartlett with many close readings.

Amitav Ghosh

The Glass Palace

An academic article by R.K. Gupta of The Indian Institute of Technology, exploring this novel's treatment of Empire and colonialism in Burma, Malaya, and India.

William Gibson

Neuromancer

An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. which revolves around the observation that Gibson's SF language "simultaneously expresses a lyricism of estrangement, and an allegory of the present." The essay originally appeared in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction.
An essay by Wendy Wahl of the University of Vermont which investigates the relationship between humans and machines, especially in regards to Gibson's novel, and how some of this subject's themes are anticipated in psychotherapy, with reference to Freud's famous case study of 'Dora'.

Count Zero

An essay by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. discussing this novel and its relationship to Gibson's Neuromancer.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper

A paper by Dr. Beth Snyder-Rheingold functioning as both a psychological reading and an analysis of setting; assessing Gilman's explorations of control and intimacy in 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.
A chapter from Marilyn R. Chandler's Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction exploring this work and Kate Chopin's The Awakening.
An essay by Angie Pazhavila of Seattle University exploring the notion of a 'female Gothic subtext' in 'The Yellow Wallpaper' and Jane Eyre.

William Godwin

Caleb Williams

A scholarly article by Quentin Bailey, San Diego State University, which argues that Godwin's concerns in this novel regarding criminal justice were inspired by the justicial reforms which followed in the wake of the Gordon Riots of 1780.
A chapter from Nerves and Narratives: A Cultural History of Hysteria in 19th-Century British Prose by Peter Melville Logan, examining the structure and narrative voice Godwin employs in this novel.
An essay by Thomas Pfau, an Associate Professor at Duke University, discussing thematic similarities between this novel, Blake's The Book of Urizen, and Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Sorrows of Young Werther

An older article by the philosopher and literary critic Georg Lukacs, hosted on Marxists.org. It mainly assesses the role of this work within the eighteenth-century Enlightenment and as a reflection of the thinking of that era.

Elective Affinities

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

William Golding

Lord of the Flies

An essay by Chandra N. exploring how the themes of innocence and experience are handled in this novel and Paul Theroux's The Mosquito Coast.

The Inheritors

An article by Peter S. Alterman considering the literary role of aliens in this novel and whether its narrative could be regarded as science fiction.

Oliver Goldsmith

The Rising Village

In-depth analysis of the poem by Kenneth J. Hughes with several close readings.

Witold Gombrowicz

Cosmos

George Gasyna provides a new reading of Gombrowicz's last novel.

Ivan Goncharov

Oblomov

An essay by Victor Mazin examining the role of laziness in this novel.

Nadine Gordimer

The Conservationist

A paper by Benaouda Lebdaï exploring the roles of Zulu culture, the Apartheid system, and Gordimer's depiction of the relationships between blacks and whites in her sixth novel.

Burger's Daughter

An essay by Susan Barrett of the University of Bordeaux looking at the role of intertextuality in this novel, particularly as a means to undermine censorship.

A Guest of Honour

An academic article by Ode S. Ogede of North Carolina Central University discussing the relationship between this novel's protagonist and political developments in South Africa's apartheid regime, with reference to Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene.

The Pickup

In this essay Franz Meier examines this novel in relationship to the concept of 'the other', with reference to works by Jacques Lacan and Edward Said.

Günter Grass

Dog Years

An academic article by Rimvydas Sliazas of Edinboro State College exploring the role of old Prussian mythology in Grass's novel.

Crabwalk

An essay by Jaroslava Gajdosova comparing social constructions of memory in this novella and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

Robert Graves

Watch the North Wind Rise

An academic article by Robert H. Canary which relates cultural philosopher Tzvetan Todorov's idea of the 'fantastic' to the duality of this novel's framework.

Alasdair Gray

Something Leather

An essay by Stephen Baker examining culture and class in Gray's novel.

Poor Things

An article by Philip Hobsbaum exploring the concept of the 'unreliable narrator' and how it manifests in Poor Things and other novels.

Graham Greene

The Quiet American

A paper by Beth Kramer of New York University analysing depictions of masculinity and homosocial desire in this novel and Chinua Achebe's A Man of the People.

The Ministry of Fear

An essay by Beryl Pong examining depictions of space and time in this novel and Elizabeth Bowen's The Heat of the Day from within the context of the Blitz.

Walter Greenwood

Love on the Dole

An essay by Collette Colligan of Kings College, London, exploring past and present critical responses to Greenwood's novel, the contextual details of its production, as well as narrative, characters and themes.