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King, Bruce 1933-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 409 publications in 1 language and 15,148 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR9080, 822.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce King
Twentieth century interpretations of All for love; a collection of critical essays by Bruce King( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
V.S. Naipaul by Bruce King( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeenth-century English literature by Bruce King( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West Indian literature ( Book )
26 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to Nigerian literature ( Book )
17 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dryden's major plays by Bruce King( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration of Black and African writing by Bruce King( Book )
15 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern Indian poetry in English by Bruce King( Book )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Derek Walcott : a Caribbean life by Bruce King( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first literary biography of Nobel Prize-winning poet and dramatist Derek Walcott. It traces the creative contradictions in his life from colonial St Lucia, where he was part of a tiny English-speaking Protestant mulatto elite in an overwhelmingly French-Creole Roman Catholic black society, to 1999 when, a star of international literature and a symbol of cultural decolonization, he wanted to be Poet Laureate. The author has had access to letters, diaries, uncollected and unpublished writings, and conducted numerous interviews in the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. Walcott is seen as someone driven by the need to justify his life and fulfil his talents before an unknowable God, but who, in mastering the ways of the world, often regards himself as an example of fallen humanity. Besides offering an approach to Walcott as a poet, dramatist, theatre director, arts critic, and teacher, the book shows how his desire to be a painter influenced his vision and the way he works."--Jacket
The new English literatures : cultural nationalism in a changing world by Bruce King( Book )
16 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dryden's mind and art by Bruce King( Book )
20 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary American theatre ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literatures of the world in English by Bruce King( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1985 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New national and post-colonial literatures : an introduction ( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The approach is comparative and by topic. The essays range from discussion of colonial literatures through nationalism to the internationalization of literature, multiculturalism, writing by post-colonial women, and analysis of the literature of the native peoples of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Most of the essays discuss creative writers and critics, including V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Chinua Achebe, Vikram Seth, Fred D'Aguiar, Anita Desai, and Jamaica Kincaid
Derek Walcott and West Indian drama : not only a playwright but a company, the Trinidad Theatre Workshop 1959-1993 by Bruce King( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The later fiction of Nadine Gordimer ( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Post-colonial English drama : commonwealth drama since 1960 ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coriolanus by Bruce King( Book )
12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marvell's allegorical poetry by Bruce King( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The internationalization of English literature by Bruce King( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the future, what will 'English Literary History' mean? A literary history of England, or one with much looser boundaries, defined only by a communality of language, not by location or history? In this, the latest volume in the Oxford English Literary History, Bruce King discusses the literature written by those who have chosen to make England their home since 1948. With decolonization following World War II, and the growth of large immigrant communities in England, came a wave of colonial, postcolonial, and immigrant writers whose entry onto the British cultural landscape forces us to consider what it is to be British, English, or national now that England is multiracial and part of a global economy." "King addresses these new trends in English literature and the questions they raise in the first wide-ranging and comprehensive account of immigrant literature set in a social context. Ranging through Black and Asian British prose, poetry, and drama, and writers including V. S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, and Zadie Smith, King reveals the development of the literature from writing about immigration to becoming English. Now that the literature of England includes Sri Lankans, Egyptians, and British Nigerians, does this mean that we can no longer talk of the English nation as a cultural unit? King concludes persuasively that it does not. We have not seen the demise of national cultures; rather, a new, accomplished, and socially significant body of writing in England is influenced by the interaction between foreign cultures and British traditions. This bold and challenging account of British culture will shape debate for future generations. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
King, Bruce.
King Bruce 1933-....
King, Bruce Alvin
King, Bruce Alvin 1933-
Zolar pseud. de Bruce King
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English (298)
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