outmoded social values left over from the prewar world. Pages needed Two Old English poems from the late 10th century are The Wanderer and The Seafarer. Badman (1680 two rough-hewn, moving, allegorical narratives of the human journey at the level of the fundamental verities of life, death, and religion. Trollope's novels portray the lives of the landowning and professional classes of early Victorian England. Enright, Philip Larkin, John Wain, Thom Gunn, and Ted Hughes. Important British writers between the World Wars, include the Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid (18921978 who began publishing in the 1920s, and novelist Virginia Woolf (18821941 who was an influential feminist, and a major stylistic innovator associated with the stream-of-consciousness technique in novels like Mrs Dalloway. Separated from the life of the upper classes and their erudite writers, as Bunyan had been before him, he produced, among many pieces of commissioned writing, a series of purportedly true but actually fictitious memoirs and confessions.
Ward, AW; Waller, AR; Trent, WP; Erskine, J; Sherman, SP; Van Doren, C, eds. Geoffrey Hill (born 1932) is considered one of the most distinguished English poets of his generation, 157 Charles Tomlinson (born 1927) is another important English poet of an older generation, though "since his first publication in 1951, has built a career that has seen more. Abindon, Oxfordshire, England; New York, NY: Routledge. John Dryden (16311700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. The History of the English Language. In one case, that of Samuel Beckett, this process was carried to the extent of writing works first in French and then translating them into English. The accounts of Gulliver's first two voyages are often read as a children's book. (NY: Anchor, 2005. Literary development in the earlier part of the 16th century was weakened by the diversion of intellectual energies to the polemics of the religious struggle between the Roman Catholic church and the Church of England, a product of the Reformation.
Reaction against this type of comedy, known as the comedy of manners, already had developed by the time that its greatest practitioner, William Congreve, was displaying his subtle artistry in Love For Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700). Lessing has moved from the early short stories collected as African Stories (1965) to novels increasingly experimental in form and concerned with the role of women in contemporary society. 152 Among British writers in the 1940s and 1950s were poet Dylan Thomas and novelist Graham Greene whose works span the 1930s to the 1980s, while Evelyn Waugh,.H. Synge (18711909) and Seán O'Casey were influential in British drama. His easy but elegant, supple style illuminates both forms of writing. A collection of 154 by sonnets, dealing with themes such as the passage of time, love, beauty and mortality, were first published in a 1609 quarto. Guthlac and Andreas ; the latter, the apocryphal story of how.