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Ballard, J. G.

Nicholas Ruddick

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

J. G. BallardIntroductionJames Graham Ballard (hereafter J. G. B.), was born in 1930 (d. 2009) into an English expatriate family and raised in the Int...

Barnes, Julian

Vanessa Guignery

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

Julian BarnesIntroductionJulian Barnes (b. 1946) is an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist who received considerable praise in 1984 wit...

Beckett, Samuel

Luke Thurston

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Samuel Beckett Introduction “You must choose,” Samuel Beckett’s title character Molloy tells us, “between the things not worth mentioning and ...

Behn, Aphra

Margarete Rubik

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Aphra BehnIntroductionThe reputation of Aphra Behn (b. 1640–d. 1689) has undergone radical revisions in the course of time. She was renowned as a poet...

Biblical Literature

Mark Sweetnam

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Biblical LiteratureIntroductionIt is difficult to imagine a set of truisms more obviously true than the statements that the Bible is a remarkable book...

Biography and Autobiography

Margaretta Jolly

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Biography and AutobiographyIntroductionThe history of life writing reflects the history of selfhood itself, particularly as it has tracked the rise of...

Blake, William

Jason Whittaker

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

William Blake Introduction William Blake (b. 1757–d. 1827) was a painter, engraver, and poet traditionally considered as being among the first...

Bowen, Elizabeth

Eibhear Walshe

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-07-28

Elizabeth Bowen Introduction One of the most important novelists of the 20th century, Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen (b. 1899–d. 1973) was born...

Brontë, Anne

Christine Alexander, Mandy Swann

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Anne BrontëIntroductionUntil well into the 20th century, the reputation of Anne Brontë (b. 1820–d. 1849) as a writer rested largely on the fame of her...

Browne, Thomas

Kevin Killeen

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Thomas BrowneIntroductionThomas Browne (b. 1605–d. 1682) was many things: natural philosopher, physician, religious writer, essayist, and prose stylis...

Burgess, Anthony

Jim Clarke

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Anthony BurgessIntroductionJohn Anthony Burgess Wilson (b. 1917–d. 1993) was a prominent British-born novelist, composer, critic, essayist, journalist...

Burney, Frances

Hilary Havens, Peter Sabor

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Frances BurneyIntroductionFrances Burney (b. 1752–d. 1840), the third child of the famous musicologist Dr. Charles Burney and his wife, Esther Sleepe ...

Burns, Robert

Pauline Mackay

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Robert BurnsIntroductionRobert Burns (b. 1759–d. 1796) is the national bard of Scotland and is recognized globally as the country’s most iconic litera...

Butler, Hubert

Robert Tobin

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Hubert ButlerIntroductionA product of the Anglo-Irish gentry, Hubert Butler (b. 1900–d. 1991) was born in Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny. He was educ...

Byron, Lord

Tom Mole

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Lord Byron Introduction George Gordon Byron, sixth Lord Byron (b. 1788–d. 1824), was one of the most important poets of the British romantic p...

Carroll, Lewis

Selwyn Goodacre

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Lewis CarrollIntroductionCharles Lutwidge Dodgson (b. 1832–d. 1898) was born on 27 January 1832 at Daresbury, near Warrington, England, the third chil...

Carter, Angela

Nicoletta Caputo

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Angela Carter Introduction Angela Carter (née Stalker) was born on 7 May 1940 in Eastbourne, Sussex. She spent much of her childhood in South ...

Celtic and Irish Revival

Michael McAteer

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Celtic and Irish RevivalIntroductionThe phrase Celtic Revival describes past movements in literature, the arts, and social practices in which legends,...

Censorship

Cyndia Susan Clegg

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Censorship Introduction As Donald Thomas aptly suggests, the difficulty of writing about literary censorship “is to avoid writing the history ...

Chatterton, Thomas

Daniel Cook

Subject: British and Irish Literature »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Thomas Chatterton Introduction Dead at the age of seventeen, the poet and artist Thomas Chatterton (b. 1752–d. 1770) found plenty of admirers ...

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