PUBLISHER: Southern Illinois University Press
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#147;I hope they’re interesting, I hope not more interesting than the fiction,” says John GardÂner in his Afterword to these twelve essays that probe deeply into each of his major novÂels, his epic poem, his children’s stories, and his work as a librettist.
Contents include: #147;Et in Arcadia Ego: Gardner’s Early Novels” by David Cowart; #147;#145;Into the Farther Darkness’: The ManiÂchaean Pastoralism of John Gardner” by Samuel Coa≤ #147;A Babylonian in Batavia: Mesopotamian Literature and Lore in The Sunlight Dialogues” by Greg Morris; and #147;Grendel and Blake: The Contraries of ExisÂtence” by Helen B. Ellis and Warren U. Ober.
#147;John Gardner’s Grendel” by Jerome KlinÂkowitz; #147;Survival and Redemptive Vision in Jason and Medeia” by John Trimbur; #147;Sailing Through The King’s Indian with John Gardner and His Friends” by Donald J. Greiner; #147;Modern Moralities for Children: John Gardner’s Children’s Books” by Geraldine DeLuca and Roni Natov.
#147;John Gardner, Librettist: A Composer’s Notes” by Joseph Baber; #147;The Real Monster in Freddy’s Book” by Walter Cummins; #147;MagiÂcal Prisons: Embedded Structures in the Work of John Gardner” by Kathryn VanÂSpanckeren; and #147;New Fiction, Popular FicÂtion, and John Gardner’s Middle/Moral Way” by Robert A. Morace.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6/1/1982
CATEGORY: Literary Criticism