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Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald

Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2004]
Series: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this survey of Penelope Fitzgerald's life and career, Peter Wolfe explains how the British novelist brings resources of talent and craft, thought and feeling, courage and vulnerability, to the biographies and novels that have earned her renown."

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald; Penelope Fitzgerald
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wolfe
ISBN: 157003561X 9781570035616
OCLC Number: 55955340
Description: viii, 332 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The benefits of starting late --
Ch. 2. Hearts that yearn --
Ch. 3. Saying it right --
Ch. 4. The great museum sideshow --
Ch. 5. Oh, to be in Suffolk --
Ch. 6. On the reach --
Ch. 7. Keepers of the discs --
Ch. 8. Stagers --
Ch. 9. Stumbling into geopolitics --
Ch. 10. Degrees of exile --
Ch. 11. Driving toward modernity --
Ch. 12. Kind of blue --
Conclusion : history illuminated.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Responsibility: Peter Wolfe.
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Peter Wolfe's study of Penelope Fitzgerald characterizes her work as having unerring dramatic judgment, a friendly and fluid style, and lyrical and precise descriptive passages. In this survey of  Read more...


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