John Osborne, Vituperative Artist: A Reading of His Life and Work

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 260 Seiten
Despite the ambivalence of critics and audiences, he is recognized today as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century as well as the father of modern British theater. This study by Luc Gilleman provides a fresh critical perspective on Osborne's complete oeuvre, addressing the issues in his plays most relevant today, notably the relationship between his life and work, the function of the gaze, and the construction of gender. Gilleman examines all of the major plays chronologically, offering both detailed analysis and contextual overview.

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Osbornes Phallic Art
1
Rise to the Top 19561963
29
Of Bears and Traps
45
The Use of Despair
63
The Negative Way of Anger
85
At the Top 19641971
109
The Birthing of the Self
123
The Long Descent 19721994
163
The Limits of Authenticity
177
A Most Necessary Failure
197
Elegy for Lost Origins
213
A Note on Further Reading
234
Index
255
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Über den Autor (2002)

Luc Gilleman is Assistant Professor of English at Smith College.

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