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The Resource Paul Scott, a critical study, by Francine S. Weinbaum

Paul Scott, a critical study, by Francine S. Weinbaum

Label
Paul Scott, a critical study
Title
Paul Scott, a critical study
Statement of responsibility
by Francine S. Weinbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When "The Jewel in the Crown" aired on British and American television in the early 1980s, many people who had never read Paul Scott's Raj Quartet, on which it is based, became engrossed in his sweeping tale of India in the waning days of the Raj. At the same time, however, some literary critics, displaying a scholarly prejudice against popular success, dismissed the literary worth of Scott's novels. In this comprehensive study of all thirteen Scott novels, Francine Weinbaum takes issue with these critics and makes a persuasive claim for The Raj Quartet as a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature. After a biographical chapter, Weinbaum discusses Scott's earlier novels as thematic and technical precursors of The Raj Quartet (The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence, and A Division of the Spoils). She traces in the Quartet a dynamic of reality and illusion that underlies the protagonists' struggle for love, the antagonists' striving for power and privilege, and the central theme of the search for union between England and India, whites and nonwhites, and soul and body. A final chapter demonstrates how the protagonists of the early and middle novel--repressed, depressed, introverted, and inadequate figures--are transformed into the life-affirming, tragic figures of The Raj Quartet, who are imprisoned not so much by psychological forces as by historical and social ones. In exploring the theme of thwarted union in The Raj Quartet and relating it to Scott's own life and inner world, Weinbaum opens a new door into the works of Paul Scott for both scholars and the reading public
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinbaum, Francine S.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6069.C596
LC item number
Z94 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scott, Paul
  • India
  • Scott, Paul
  • Roman
  • Indien (Motiv)
Label
Paul Scott, a critical study, by Francine S. Weinbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24246501
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780292765399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91028317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1461675
Label
Paul Scott, a critical study, by Francine S. Weinbaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24246501
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780292765399
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91028317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1461675

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