This book is both a celebration of the life and career of the eminent literary scholar, critic, and journalist John Sutherland and an extension of Sutherland’s work in various fields, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American literature, the publishing industry, and its impact upon creativity and literary puzzles. With contributions from over twenty-five distinguished critics, literary journalists and scholars, this book goes beyond merely describing Sutherland’s work. The essayists pay homage to Sutherland while also staking their own critical/scholarly claims. From investigating the publishing dimension, Victorians major and minor, the complexities of Dickens and George Eliot, the “archeology” of Pride and Prejudice to examining the implications of Shakespearean souvenirs, literary puzzles, and Non-Victorians, the essays offer fresh dimensions to Sutherland’s rich career as a professor, critic, and journalist.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; July 2015
- ISBN 9781611476934
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- Title: Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature
- Author: William Baker (ed.); Rosemary Ashton (contrib.); Tony Bareham (contrib.); Michael Caines (contrib.); Mario Curreli (contrib.); Simon Eliot (contrib.); Lara Feigel (contrib.); David Finkelstein (contrib.); Simon Frost (contrib.); Simon Gatrell (contrib.); Philip Horne (contrib.); Linda K. Hughes (contrib.); Graham Law (contrib.); Deirdre Le Faye (contrib.); David Lodge (contrib.); Brian Maidment (contrib.); Karl Miller (contrib.); K. M. Newton (contrib.); Robert L. Patten (contrib.); Fred Schwarzbach (contrib.); Patrick Scott (contrib.); Joanne Shattock (contrib.); Cedric Watts (contrib.); Alexis Weedon (contrib.); René Weis (contrib.); Troy J. Bassett (contrib.)
Imprint: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
In The Press
Playing off [Sutherland's] particular enthusiasms, these critics write, as he does himself, with curiosity, commitment and clarity.... [T]he self-deprecating Sutherland...has here, indirectly, produced yet another appetizing literary spread.
About The Author
William Baker is distinguished emeritus professor of English, Northern Illinois University.