RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 50519077 LA English T1 Politics and history in William Golding : the world turned upside down A1 Crawford, Paul,, PB University of Missouri Press PP Columbia YR 2002 SN 0826214169 9780826214164 AB "Politics and History in William Golding provides a much needed politicized and historicized reading of William Golding's novels as a counter to previous, universalizing criticism. Paul Crawford argues that an understanding of fantastic and carnivalesque modes in Golding's work is vital if we are to appreciate fully his interrogation of twentieth-century life." "The fantastic and carnivalesque are foundational to both the satirical and nonsatirical approaches that mark Golding's early and late fiction. No previous study has analyzed this structure that is so central to his work. Politics and History in William Golding examines this writer's work more fully than it has been studied within the convoluted context of the last half of the twentieth century. Crawford directly links Golding's various deployments of the fantastic and carnivalesque to historical, political, and social change."--BOOK JACKET.