During its existence, A.E. contributed, often anonymously chiefly while he was its editor, to well over 1,000 issues of the Homestead and 400 of the Statesman. Professor Summerfield has made a selection covering the entire period, dividing it into general articles and book reviews, and adding indexes to themes, books reviewed and of footnotes.
This collection of 15 essays surveys the work of some of the major British and Irish dramatists since 1960. Included are four dramatists - Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Peter Shaffer and Peter Nichols - who began writing plays before 1960, and whose work has since continued to develop.
Geoffrey Chaucer has some claim to being the greatest poet in the English language. Yet he has also been considered to be an invisible poet, self-depreciating and ironic, leaving only the breath of his comedy behind. In truth a great deal is known of him. He was a royal servant, who was indicted for rape.