Thomas Williams Critical Essays


(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Williams, Thomas 1926–

Although his books are varied in plot and setting, throughout Williams's fiction runs his central themes of the responsibility of man to nature and the greater responsibility of man, and especially of the artist, to other humans. The Hair of Harold Roux, which is distinguished by its artful use of the novel within a novel device, won the 1976 National Book Award for fiction. (See also Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4, rev. ed.)