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Literature and Society
David Daiches
0838309704
February 1970
Library Binding
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Book Description
Aims to provide data for a consideration of that vital question: the place of literature in human activity and the extent to which the nature and function of literature are determined by the social conditions under which the writer lives.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature; Books for College Libraries.


Virginia Woolf
David Daiches
0313211876
Jan 1979
Hardcover
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Review
“Mr. Daiches' compact little book is the best job yet done on its subject.”–The New Yorker


New Light on Boswell: Critical and Historical Essays on the Occasion of the Bicententary of the 'Life' of Johnson
Greg Clingham (Editor)
0521023165
November 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Boswell's Life of Johnson is established as one of the foremost literary biographies in the English language. This collection of new essays, commemorating its bicentenary, investigates Boswell's achievements and limitations in both literary and personal contexts, and goes beyond the Life to examine the full range of Boswell's writings and interests (in legal, social, theological, political, and linguistic fields). Drawing Boswell out of Johnson's shadow, the volume places him in a wider context, juxtaposing Boswell with other contemporaries and compatriots in the Scottish enlightenment, such as Hume, Robertson and Blair. In addition it investigates some of the critical and theoretical questions surrounding the notion of biographical representation in the Life itself. Boswell emerges as a writer engaged throughout his...


Robert Fergusson
David Daiches
0707303133

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Willa Cather
David Daiches
0837152119
Aug 1971
Hardcover
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Review
“Professor Daiches has . . . the ability to write books of literary criticism that are pleasant to read. . . . This study of the works of Willa Cather is both a balanced estimate of her worth as novelist, short-story writer, poet, and thinker . . . and a stimulus to read or reread her books.”–New Yorker


A Traveller's Companion to Edinburgh
David Daiches (Introduction)
1566565383
April 2004
Paperback
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The Scotsman
"A little miracle..."

Book Description
David Daiches presents a vivid kaleidoscope of impressions of Edinburgh that splendidly recreate the spirit of the place. This anthology of extracts from letters, memoirs, diaries, novels and biographies of interesting visitors and inhabitants, including the writings of Scott, Boswell, Cockburn, John Knox and many others, recreates for today's visitors the drama, the history, and the life of the city in buildings and places that can still be visited. The daring Scottish recapture of the Castle from the English in 1313; the confrontation between Calvinist John Knox and Catholic Mary Queen of Scots in Holyroodhouse; an eye-witness account of the execution of Montrose at the Mercat Cross in 1650; Daniel Defoe's account of street riots in 1706...


A Study of Literature for Readers and Critics
David Daiches
083716026X
Apr 1972
Hardcover
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Two World and "Promised Lands
David Daiches
086241704X
Mar 1998
Paperback
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