The City and Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

Secondary Sources

Harmon, Maurice, ed. The Irish Writer and the City. Gerrards Cross, Buckshire, England: Colin Smyth, 1984, 203 p.

Collection of essays on the depiction of Irish cities by such authors as Flann O'Brien, Brian Friel, Thomas Kilroy, and James Stephens.

Herron, Ima Honaker. The Small Town in American Literature. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1939, 477 p.

Traces the literary treatment of American urban life from the colonial period to Sinclair Lewis.

Hutchins, Patricia. James Joyce's Dublin. London: Grey Walls Press, 1950, 101 p.

An illustrated guide to Dublin as described by Joyce in Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.

Sizemore, Christine Wick. A Female Vision of the City: London in the Novels of Five British Women. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989, 307 p.

Examines the works of Doris Lessing, Margaret Drabble, Iris Murdoch, P. D. James, and Maureen Duffy, comparing and contrasting the novelists' urban depictions.

Squier, Susan Merrill, ed. Women Writers and the City: Essays in Feminist Literary Criticism. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1984, 306 p.

Discusses the works of Flora Tristan, Marguerite Duras, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, Willa Cather, Adrienne Rich, and others.

Timms, Edward, and Kelley, David, eds. Unreal City: Urban Experience in Modern European Literature and Art. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985, 268 p.

Examines urban themes and depictions in the works of such twentieth-century authors as T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Guilliame Appollinaire, Bertolt Brecht, Andre Breton, and Franz Kafka.