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Critical Essays on American Literature: A Festschrift to Dr. L. Jeganatha Raja

K Balachandran (Editor)
Synopsis Critical Essays on American Literature (A Festschrift to Dr. L. Jeganatha Raja, Prof. of English, Annamalai University) covers all kinds of genre in American literature. The contributors are from various universities and colleges in India. Yet they have made this book valuable and interesting by their arduous research findings which are meant for the students, researchers and teachers of American literature. American poets like E.E. Cummings and C.K. Williams have been taken by two Indian scholars. A general survey of the feminine accent in the 20 century American poetry has been dealt by one. Prose writer, Emerson has been analysed by another. Short story writers like Ambrose Bierce and Eudora Welty and Dorothy Parker have been studied by two contributors. Novelists like Hemingway, Mark Twain, Ellen Glasgow, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Cheever, Pynchon, Don DeLillo have been preferred by 7 academics. Even comparing American and Indian fiction has been undertaken by another specialist. Autobiographer Maya Angelou has been analysed by three Indian scholars. Dramatists like Lorraine, Hansberry, Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams, have been taken by 4 specialists.
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About the author

K Balachandran

Dr. K. Balachandran (b. 1951) Prof., Dept. Of English, Anamalai University, Anamalai Nagar- 608 002 (Tamilnadu), a bilingual writer has published a number of poems, research articles and reviews in India and abroad. His first book was in Tamil Annai Oru Agal Vilakku (1974). His poetry anthology For a Future & Heart's Chair (1988, 1995) IN THE WORDS OF THE LATE Sri K.R. Srinivasa Iyenger, œreveal a lively sensibility and fair command over the so called alien language. Edited the poems of an American Poetess, Dr. Rosemary C. Wilkinson in Longing for You (1988), Translated Dr. Narendrapal Singh’s award winning Punjabi novel Ba Mulahiza Hoshiar from English to Tamil, Oru Puthiya Kathai (1995) PUBLISHED BY Sahitya Akademi. National Book Trust published his Tamil translation of Ruskin Bond's novel The Adventures of Rusty as Rushthiyin Veera Theerangal (1995). He edited Essays on Conadian Literature (2001), publilshed by Prakash Book Depot, Bareilly. A Gold Medallist from Annamalai University, he was awarded Special Prize in the Students’ One Act Play writing competition in Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi (1974). Received International Poet of Merit Award, Washington DC (1995), Michael Madhusudan Academy Award Calcutta (1997) for his poetry Anthology. His interests are: Indian Writing in English, American Literature, Canadian Literature, British Literature, Commonwealth Literature, Translation and Criticism.

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Title Critical Essays on American Literature: A Festschrift to Dr. L. Jeganatha Raja
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sarup & Sons
Language: English
isbn 8176255610
length xxiii+307p.