David Storey World Literature Analysis - Essay

David Storey World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Storey has said that he is best known in England for his novels and in the United States for his plays. He has spoken also of being dismissed in the theater as a novelist and in literary circles as a playwright. His own attitude toward his work is divided. He feels a sentimental attachment to the novel, but writing plays gives him a sense of control that is lacking in writing fiction.

Central to Storey’s writing is the sense of life as a process of integration, disintegration, and renewal. In his play In Celebration (pr., pb. 1969), for example, three brothers return home to celebrate their parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. They confront their past and then disperse again to their respective lives....

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