Joyce Cary: Liberal Principles by Cornelia Cook lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Vision and Barnes & Noble, 1981, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Joyce Cary is celebrated as a creator of memorable characters and as a novelist in whose hands the worlds of art, politics and religion come vividly to life. While offering a detailed critique of Carys novels, this book argues that Carys main achievement as a writer an achievement which should designate him as a major figure among modern writers is the realization of a lively, significant fiction with a serious liberal bias.
Carys liberalism examined here in the context of its historical and theoretic background not only provided his novels themes and elements of their subject-matter, but also provoked a distinctive method of fiction. A thematic emphasis on education, liberty and the relationship between personal happiness and social progress pervades the novels, where the history of political liberalism in Britain recurs as a subject. Carys emphasis on character and his commitment to the free expression of conflicting opinions in fiction led him to the tour de force of his trilogies, where the juxtaposition of the varied viewpoints of self-revealing characters challenges the readers judgements while widening his experience.
With the aid of the vast body of Carys manuscript drafts, notebooks and letters, this book fully charts the development of his fiction. It establishes the consistency and importance of Carys liberal principles in shaping that fiction, and sensitively records the challenges and contradictions inherent in the position of an Edwardian liberal novelist in the mid-twentieth century.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
242 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…