Samuel Butler

Standard Name: Butler, Samuel,, 1835 - 1902


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Education Maya Angelou
Marguerite Johnson had already become a voracious reader, both of Black writers and of canonical dead white males. Shakespeare , she wrote later, was my first white love.
Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Heinemann New Windmill Series.
She also enjoyed and respected...
Intertextuality and Influence Ivy Compton-Burnett
ICB read Samuel Butler 's Note-Books, making marginal notes: Butler radically influenced her thinking about the tyrannical and claustrophobic aspects of family life.
Staley, Thomas F., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 36. Gale Research.
Literary responses Evelyn Sharp
Henry Nevinson , however, judged this to be Sharp's greatest book, worthy of comparison with Swift 's Gulliver's Travels or Samuel Butler 's Erewhon. Harold Laski , too, admired it.
John, Angela V. Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman, 1869–1955. Manchester University Press.
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Textual Production May Sinclair
MS published A Defence of Idealism, in which she regretted having to refute those whose work she greatly admired: Samuel Butler , Henri Bergson , William James , Bertrand Russell , and others.
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
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1872: Samuel Butler anonymously published, at his...

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Samuel Butler anonymously published, at his own expense, his satiricalnovelErewhon.

1897: Samuel Butler published The Authoress of...

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Samuel Butler published The Authoress of the Odyssey, a bookcalculated to offend the entire establishment
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
of imperial Britain with its claim that the second great character-building Greek epic had been written by a woman.

By late May 1903: Samuel Butler's autobiographical novel The...

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By late May 1903

Samuel Butler 's autobiographicalnovelThe Way of All Flesh was posthumously published.


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