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The unbearable Saki : the work of H.H. Munro

Author: Sandie Byrne, Dr.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"Saki's short stories have been much reprinted as well as adapted for radio, stage, and television, but his novels, The Unbearable Bassington and When William Came , are almost unknown, his journalism and travel writing forgotten, and his plays rarely performed. Sandie Byrne argues that his reputation has been unfairly overshadowed by his predecessor Oscar Wilde, contemporary George Bernard Shaw, and successors P.G.  Read more...
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Byrne, Sandie, Dr.
Unbearable Saki.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608024719
Online version:
Byrne, Sandie, Dr.
Unbearable Saki.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)610210946
Named Person: Saki; Saki
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandie Byrne, Dr.
ISBN: 9780199226054 0199226059
OCLC Number: 163312071
Description: xiii, 314 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Three Deaths 1 --
1 Early Life and Influences 17 --
2 School and the European Tour 41 --
3 Burma, Devon 55 --
4 London, The Balkans, Russia 75 --
5 London Again 99 --
6 The Stories: The Young Men 122 --
7 The Stories: The Men That Wolves Have Sniffed at, the Wild, and the Boys 149 --
8 The Unbearable Bassington 208 --
9 When William Came 232 --
10 William and Lance-Sergeant Munro 262.
Responsibility: Sandie Byrne.
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A revaluation of the work of the popular Edwardian short story writer, novelist, journalist, blackest of black humorists, and master of the sting in the tale, Saki (H.H. Munro).  Read more...

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Byrnes careful and scrupulous study is intriguing. Angus McFadzean, Notes and Queries [an] insightful and sprightly book Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic Review

 
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