William Golding

Standard Name: Golding, William


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Intertextuality and Influence Naomi Mitchison
It is set in distant prehistoric times among people without knowledge of fire. Most of the people are a non-particularised They, who seek the survival of all, but have no individuality and no feeling...
Intertextuality and Influence Muriel Spark
Norman Page called attention to the parallel with William Golding 's Pincher Martin, another novel about psychic survival for some time after physical death, published seventeen years earlier.
Page, Norman. Muriel Spark. Macmillan.
An even more intriguing parallel...
Literary responses Iris Murdoch
Among a chorus of discriminating praise, Susan Hill (after identifying herself as a Murdoch enthusiast who ranked her, with William Golding and Lawrence Durrell , as one of the three best and most important living...
Literary responses Mary Renault
British Book News considered this work as an ambitious historical novel; its laudatory review concentrated on narrative style and plausibility of detail.
British Book News. British Council.
(1956): 517
But many British readers considered it primarily as a parallel...
Textual Production Emma Tennant
ET published a novel entitled Queen of Stones, which re-casts William Golding 's Lord of the Flies.
“Emma Tennant”. Fantastic Fiction.


17 September 1954: William Golding's first novel, The Lord of...

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17 September 1954

William Golding 's first novel, The Lord of the Flies, reached print from Faber and Faber after being rejected by twenty-one other publishers.

10 December 1983: William Golding from Great Britain was awarded...

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10 December 1983

William Golding from Great Britain was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.


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