A Critical Introduction to the Proletarian Novels of Alan Sillitoe

A Critical Introduction to the Proletarian Novels of Alan Sillitoe

Date: August 1969
Creator: Boyd, Ronald E.
Description: This study seeks to analyze each of Sillitoe's proletarian novels as a separate artistic endeavor, to study each in terms of its critical reception, plot, theme, characterization, setting, and style.
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Truman Capote : Evil and Innocence

Truman Capote : Evil and Innocence

Date: August 1968
Creator: Clayton, Glenn N.
Description: Capote's themes of the innocent character who is confronted with evil and the evil character - a product of society - who tries to initiate the innocent, are brought together in In Cold Blood.
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William Golding: A Process of Discovery

William Golding: A Process of Discovery

Date: August 1970
Creator: Dodson, Diane M.
Description: Golding has developed a process of discovery that takes place in the overlap of fable and fiction, which is found in almost all of Golding's works. He is writing about free will and human choice: most of Golding's characters make the wrong choices and, in so choosing, create their own isolated and fallen existences.
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Gavin Stevens : Faulkners's Ubiquitous Knight

Gavin Stevens : Faulkners's Ubiquitous Knight

Date: August 1970
Creator: Williams, Georganna Moon
Description: In 1931 William Faulkner introduced to the scrutiny of the public eye one of his most admirable and delightful characters, and for the following three decades the history of Yoknapatawpha County was enriched and deepened by the appearance of this gentleman and man of words--Gavin Stevens. There has been no lack of critical attention given to Gavin Stevens and his role in Faulkner's stories and novels, and that criticism encompasses a variety of opinions, ranging anywhere from intelligent and sympathetic interpretation to unsympathetic rejection. With such an abundance of critical opinions and evaluations, perhaps justification for another piece of criticism on Stevens might best be stated in negative terms, in pointing out limitations in the criticism that already centers on Stevens.
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An Analysis of the Old Testament Prophetic Elements in the Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

An Analysis of the Old Testament Prophetic Elements in the Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Date: December 1972
Creator: McMullen, Jo A.
Description: This study analyzes five speeches delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. to determine the ways in which King used the elements of prophetic rhetoric. It examines the major Old Testament prophets, Amos and Ezekiel specifically, for parallels in the following areas: (1) the life, personality, and spiritual calling of the prophet, (2) the language, prophecies, and central themes of the prophet's message, and (3) the historical period in which the prophet lived and the events that created a need for the rhetoric of prophecy.
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The Novels of Shirley Jackson: A Critical-Analytical Study

The Novels of Shirley Jackson: A Critical-Analytical Study

Date: January 1970
Creator: Ferguson, Mary G.
Description: This study will discuss each of Shirley Jackson's six novels. The discussions will concentrate on plot, setting, theme, characterization, and style.
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The Fool-Saint and the Fat Lady: an Exploration of Freaks and Saints in Robertson Davies's The Deptford Trilogy

The Fool-Saint and the Fat Lady: an Exploration of Freaks and Saints in Robertson Davies's The Deptford Trilogy

Date: December 1994
Creator: McClinton, Jennifer A. (Jennifer Anne)
Description: In The Deptford Trilogy, Robertson Davies uses the circus freaks and the Roman Catholic Saints who influence the main characters to illustrate the duality inherent in all human beings.
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Stoney Burns and Dallas Notes: Covering the Dallas Counterculture, 1967-1970

Stoney Burns and Dallas Notes: Covering the Dallas Counterculture, 1967-1970

Date: August 1999
Creator: Lovell, Bonnie Alice
Description: Stoney Burns (Brent LaSalle Stein) edited and published Dallas Notes, a Dallas, Texas, underground newspaper, from November 1967 through September 1970. This thesis considers whether Burns was the unifying figure in the Dallas counterculture.
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Communications Programs in the Public Junior Colleges of the United States

Communications Programs in the Public Junior Colleges of the United States

Date: August 1972
Creator: Barrett, Anita Goucher
Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of determining the status of communications programs for the terminal technical-vocational student in the public junior colleges of the United States.
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Absalom, Absalom! A Study of Structure

Absalom, Absalom! A Study of Structure

Date: August 1973
Creator: Major, Sylvia Beth Bigby
Description: The conclusion drawn from this study is that the arrangement of material in Absalom, Absalom! is unified and purposeful. The structure evokes that despair that is the common denominator of mankind. It reveals both the bond between men and the separation of men; and though some of the most dramatic episodes in the novel picture the union of men in brotherly love, most of the material and certainly the arrangement of the material emphasize the estrangement of men. In addition, by juxtaposing chapters, each separated from the others by its own structural and thematic qualities, Faulkner places a burden of interpretation on the reader suggestive of the burden of despair that overwhelms the protagonists of the novel.
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