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Reading Saki : the Fiction of H.H. Munro

Author: Brian Gibson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here is a thorough critical re-examination of the Edwardian master of the darkly humorous short story, Saki (the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro, 1870-1916). Saki the satirist constantly rebelled against but depended upon the world of H.H. Munro, the gentleman bachelor"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Saki; Saki
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Gibson
ISBN: 9780786479498 0786479493
OCLC Number: 866620321
Description: viii, 287 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: A note on the source text and on Saki's uncollected writings --
Introduction: Saki's dependent dissidence --
"A furtive sinister 'something'" Saki's camp --
"The threat" Saki's anti-auntness, misogyny and anti-suffragettism --
"Cross currents" anti-semitism, Slavic Europe and Britishness in Saki's fiction --
Conclusion: Self-betrayals.
Responsibility: Brian Gibson.

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"Here is a thorough critical re-examination of the Edwardian master of the darkly humorous short story, Saki (the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro, 1870-1916). Saki the satirist constantly rebelled against but depended upon the world of H.H. Munro, the gentleman bachelor"--

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"Gibson's thorough critical re-examination situates this Edwardian author as deeply vexed...and vexing...commentator on issues of homeland security, anti-suffragist sentiment, class mobility, and the Read more...

 
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