Joyce Cary's Creative Imagination

Joyce Cary's Creative Imagination

by Edwin Ernest Christian
     
 

Joyce Cary once wrote that «All my books are part of one expression: that is, they are like different chapters in one work, showing different angles of a single reality.» In exploring this central idea, Joyce Cary's Creative Imagination illuminates the work of this great modern Anglo-Irish writer. It analyzes as well Cary's sometimes

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Joyce Cary once wrote that «All my books are part of one expression: that is, they are like different chapters in one work, showing different angles of a single reality.» In exploring this central idea, Joyce Cary's Creative Imagination illuminates the work of this great modern Anglo-Irish writer. It analyzes as well Cary's sometimes misunderstood ideas about women, art, politics, religion, Ireland, and British imperialism in Africa, using his central theme to show the consistency and coherence of these minor aspects of his thought. The lively discussions of Cary's poems and lesser novels may lead to the rediscovery of these unfairly neglected works.

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«On reading Joyce Cary's Creative Imagination, I was impressed by Dr. Christian's immense enthusiasm and his wide knowledge of Joyce Cary's novels. His contribution to Cary appreciation and scholarship promises to be of lasting importance.» (A. G. Bishop) «One of the book's greatest strengths is the soundness of Christians's readings of Cary's fiction. Especially welcome is a most interesting chapter in which Christian analyzes Cary's two long narrative poems, one of the very few critical treatments of these works in existence and the only one which places them in relation to the novels.» (Julie Fenwick, ARIEL)
«As a critic, Christian is symathetic, perceptive, and convincing.» (Brian Murray, modern fiction studies)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820405766
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 4: English Language and Literature, #68
Pages:
266

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