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31:2, Book Reviews and Briefer Mention speaks quietly for itself. Instead of identifying the critical positions represented in the volume and analyzing the significance of their juxtaposition , James Joyce: The Centennial Symposium underplays both its subject and its object, presenting itself as a mere colloquy of voices, still speaking after a hundred years. Vicki Mahaffey University of Pennsylvania Briefer Mention Brake, Laurel, ed. TAe Year's Work in English Studies, Vol. 65, 1984. London: John Murray; Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1987. $99.00 The most recent volume published for the English Association continues to be an important source of research. The YWES is an evaluative bibliography of scholarly writings about literature in English in Britian, America, Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, and India. This 950-page tome contains useful indices, and ELT readers will find sections of Chapters XIV (The Nineteenth Century: Victorian Period) and XV (The Twentieth Century) helpful in summarizing the scope of recent research. Macaulay, Rose. TAey Were Defeated. Intro. Susan Howatch. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. Paper $6.95 We always like to bring our readers' attention to affordable reprints of original works from ELT authors. Macaulay 's 1932 novel is introduced by Howatch's brief but useful introduction. Murphy, Maureen O'Rourke, James MacKillop, eds. Irish Literature: A Reader. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1987. $22.50 This latest volume in the Irish Studies series is intended as text for a course in Irish literature covering writers from the eighth century to the present. The editors, in prefatory remarks, say it "is designed to give undergraduate students access to the immense variety and richness of literature in Ireland." In the later portion of the book there are selections from a number of authors in the ELT period (Synge, George Moore, Gogarty, James Stephens, AE), but curiously there is nothing from Somerville and Ross. O'Rourke and MacKillops admit "Some of the greatest Irish writers—Yeats, Joyce, and O'Casey, among others—are not found here, as their works are readily available eleswhere." The concise biographical and critical notes which precede the selections from each author are too brief to give added insights to the subjects. Following each section are selected lists of the particular author's works, as well as other lists which contain bibliographical, biographical and critical information. A reading list of selected general background material, and extensive glossary of words, places, persons and allusions, and a thorough index round out the book. 254 Books Received Bums, Edward. Restoration Comedy: Crises of Desire and Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. $27.50 Dowden, Wilfred S., ed. TAe Journal of Thomas Moore, Vol. 4 1831-1835. Newark: University of Delaware Press; London and Toronto: Associated University Presses, 1987. $60.00 Clayton, Jay. Romantic Vision and the Novel. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. $34.50 Gallix, François. T. H. White: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1986. $27.00 Hartveit, Lars. Workings of the Picaresque in the British Novel. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International, 1987. $39.95 Poupard, Dennis, ed. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the WorL· of Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short Story Writers and Other Creative Writers Who Died between 1900 and 1960, from the First Published Critical Appraisals to Current Evaluations. Detroit: Gale Research, 1987. Volumes 22, 23, 24. $90.00 Each Schulz, Max F. Paradise Preserved: Recreations of Eden in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. $39.50 Skaff, William. TAe Philosophy of T. S. Eliot: From Skepticism to a Surrealist Poetic 1909-1927. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. $25.00 Swaim, Kathleen M. Before and After the Fall: Contrasting Modes in 'Paradise Lost'. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986. $27.50 Waller, John O. A Circle of Friends: The Tennysons and Lushingtons of Park House. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1987. $29.50 Weisbuch, Robert. Atlantic Double-Cross: American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. $29.95 Wilde, Oscar. TAe Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings. Intro. Richard Ellmann. New York: Bantam Books, 1982. Paper $3.50 255 ...

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1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
p. 254
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-21
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No
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