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Understanding Anthony Powell

Author: Nicholas Birns
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina, ©2004.
Series: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Suggesting that the literary world is just beginning to realize the extent of Anthony Powell's achievements, Nicholas Birns provides a fresh examination of the British writer's career and growing reputation in this introduction to his work. Birns takes a global view of Powell's corpus, situating his works in context and explaining his place among Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Henry Green, in the second  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell; Anthony Powell; Powell, Anthony <1905-> - Critique et interprétation.; Anthony Powell
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Birns
ISBN: 1570035490 9781570035494
OCLC Number: 54500438
Description: xvii, 389 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Understanding Anthony Powell --
A Company of Giddy-Heads: Understanding Powell's Fiction of the 1930s --
Widmerpool and Theocritus: Understanding A Dance to the Music of Time --
Man's Permitted Limits: Understanding Powell's Fiction of the 1980s --
The Other Side of the Dance: Understanding Powell's Memoirs --
Such Ideas as One Has: Understanding Powell's Journals.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Other Titles: Anthony Powell
Responsibility: Nicholas Birns.
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