By Jay Parini

Covers hundreds of thousands of writers who've made contributions to British, Irish and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the current day. Introductory essays and chronological tables open every one quantity and supply old history. every one complement covers nearly 20 extra authors.

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S. planes bomb Cambodia The Conservative party under Edward Heath wins British general election Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Durrell’s Nunquam Hughes’s Crow F. R. Leavis and Q. D. S. S. president and is succeeded by Gerald R. S. S. S. S. S. embassy staff hostage in Teheran Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe Earl Mountbatten assassinated The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan The Conservative party under Margaret Thatcher wins British general election Nobel Prize for literature awarded to Odysseus Elytis Golding’s Darkness Visible Hughes’s Moortown Lessing’s Shikasta (first volume of Canopus in Argos, Archives) Naipaul’s A Bend in the River Spark’s Territorial Rights White’s The Twyborn Affair Iran-Iraq war begins Strikes in Gdansk give rise to the Solidarity movement 1981 1982 1983 xlix Mt.

His work has appeared in the journals English Literary History (ELH), Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ), Scribners’ British Writers and British Classics, GAVIN MILLER. Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of Ideas in Scotland, University of Edinburgh. D. degrees from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of numerous articles lv CONTRIBUTORS on Scottish culture and literature as well as two monographs, R. D. Laing (2004) and Alasdair Gray (2005). Iain Banks he edited a selection from Arthur Golding’s Elizabethan translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses for Carcanet’s Fyfield Books in 2005.

W. Alcock and A. W. Brown make first transatlantic flight Ross Smith flies from London to Australia National Socialist party founded in Germany Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist party in Italy Sinn Fein Congress adopts declaration of independence in Dublin Eamon De Valera elected president of Sinn Fein party Communist Third International founded Lady Astor elected first woman Member of Parliament Prohibition in the United States John Maynard Keynes’s The Economic Consequences of the Peace Eliot’s Poems Maugham’s The Moon and Sixpence Shaw’s Heartbreak House The Bauhaus school of design, building, and crafts founded by Walter Gropius Amedeo Modigliani’s Self-Portrait The League of Nations established Warren G.

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