Library Resource Finder: Table of Contents for: 20th century literary criticism : a readThe Oct. His first stage play, The Writing Game, was Oct. His latest publication, the reading on Oct. Repertory Theatre in Lodge retired from a year career Lodge was the recipient of the CBE as professor of modern English literature Commander of the British Empire in at the University of Birmingham in for services to literature, and is a , to pursue writing full-time.
20th century literary criticism : a reader
He is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, where he taught from until , when he retired to write full-time. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was Chairman of the Judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction in , and is the author of numerous works of literary criticism, mainly about the English and American novel, and literary theory. He is also the author of The Art of Fiction , a collection of short articles first published in the Independent on Sunday. Lodge's suburban upbringing in a traditional Catholic family in the austere conditions of postwar England is reflected in his early fiction. Ginger, You're Barmy , his second novel, drew on his own experience of national service, while The British Museum is Falling Down , a comic novel, is the story of a poor Catholic graduate working on his thesis in the Reading Room of the British Museum. Worried that his wife may be pregnant, he becomes involved in a series of adventures and meetings that parallel or parody episodes in the modern novels he is studying.
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Twentieth Century Literary Criticism is a major anthology of key representative works by fifty leading modern literary critics writing before the structuralist revolution. It is a companion volume to Modern Criticism and Theory Longman , also edited by David Lodge, which anthologises contemporary criticism as it has developed through structuralism and post-structuralist theory. Together these volumes provide the most comprehensive survey available of traditional and radical literary theory in action. The critics collected together in this volume have been drawn from England, America and Europe, and each essay has been prefaced by an editor's introduction which suggests the historical and methodological significance of the piece and gives bibliographical and biographical information. Abrams, W.