Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald (Understanding Contemporary British Literature)

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781570035616: Understanding Penelope Fitzgerald (Understanding Contemporary British Literature)

In this survey of Penelope Fitzgerald's life and career, Peter Wolfe explains how the British novelist brings resources of talent and craft, thought and feeling, courage and vulnerability, to the biographies and novels that have earned her renown.
With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald's writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we invest in them. He details Fitzgerald's skill at sequencing events so as to unsettle readers and her ability to enhance motifs by not leaning too hard on them. Wolfe suggests that Fitzgerald's refusal to overplay effects and emotions, while at first puzzling in its disdain for drama, turns out to be one of her chief virtues, for she enables larger associations to emerge as she keeps big dramatic scenes from interfering with wider patterns.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Peter Wolfe is the Curators' Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. A former Fulbright lecturer in Poland and India, Wolfe has also taught at universities in Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, and Australia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 39.95
US$ 50.60

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Peter Wolfe
Published by University of South Carolina Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Peter Wolfe s study of Penelope Fitzgerald s canon illuminates writings he characterizes as possessing unerring dramatic judgment, a friendly and fluid style, and lyrical and precise descriptive passages. In this survey of Fitzgerald s life and career, Wolfe explains how the British novelist brings resources of talent and craft, thought and feeling, courage and vulnerability, to the biographies and novels that have earned her renown. With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald s writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we invest in them. He details Fitzgerald s skill at sequencing events so as to unsettle readers and her ability to enhance motifs by not leaning too hard on them. Wolfe suggests that Fitzgerald s refusal to overplay effects and emotions, while at first puzzling in its disdain for drama, turns out to be one of her chief virtues, for she enables larger associations to emerge as she keeps big dramatic scenes from interfering with wider patterns. While enumerating Fitzgerald s many talents, Wolfe ultimately attributes much of her success to her style. He concludes that her exceptionally disciplined prose, which gives voice to her candor and compassion, imbues her work with a sense of mood, place, and character. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781570035616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 50.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Peter Wolfe
Published by University of South Carolina Press, United States (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, United States, 2004. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Peter Wolfe s study of Penelope Fitzgerald s canon illuminates writings he characterizes as possessing unerring dramatic judgment, a friendly and fluid style, and lyrical and precise descriptive passages. In this survey of Fitzgerald s life and career, Wolfe explains how the British novelist brings resources of talent and craft, thought and feeling, courage and vulnerability, to the biographies and novels that have earned her renown. With readings of a broad range of her published works, including her final novel, The Blue Flower, Wolfe describes the unfolding of Fitzgerald s writing as a subtle, ongoing process. He maintains that the novels, though plain and rambling at first glance, grow fuller, stranger, and more stirring the more we invest in them. He details Fitzgerald s skill at sequencing events so as to unsettle readers and her ability to enhance motifs by not leaning too hard on them. Wolfe suggests that Fitzgerald s refusal to overplay effects and emotions, while at first puzzling in its disdain for drama, turns out to be one of her chief virtues, for she enables larger associations to emerge as she keeps big dramatic scenes from interfering with wider patterns. While enumerating Fitzgerald s many talents, Wolfe ultimately attributes much of her success to her style. He concludes that her exceptionally disciplined prose, which gives voice to her candor and compassion, imbues her work with a sense of mood, place, and character. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9781570035616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Wolfe, Peter
Published by University of South Carolina Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, 2004. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9781570035616

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Peter Wolfe
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 332 pages. 7.00x5.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __157003561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Professor Peter Wolfe PH.D.; Peter Wolte
Published by University of South Carolina Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M157003561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Peter Wolfe
Published by Univ of South Carolina Pr (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of South Carolina Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX157003561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 100.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Wolfe PH.D., Professor Peter, Wolte, Pet
Published by University of South Carolina P (2004)
ISBN 10: 157003561X ISBN 13: 9781570035616
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of South Carolina P, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11157003561X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 105.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds