Charles Burkhart

Standard Name: Burkhart, Charles


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Family and Intimate relationships Ada Leverson
Unhappy in her marriage, though putting a good face on it, AL sought solace in romantic attachments.
Burkhart, Charles. Ada Leverson. Twayne, 1973.
She enjoyed flirting, and preferred the company of men to that of women. Her biographer Charles Burkhart
Intertextuality and Influence Ada Leverson
AL 's style and reputation are bound up with those of Oscar Wilde . Her biographer Charles Burkhart accepts that Wilde was the catalyst of her writing career, though he insists that she does not...
Intertextuality and Influence Ada Leverson
This novel is a comedy of manners set in London in springtime, the start of the social season. Critic Charles Burkhart suggests that the title alludes to Shakespeare 's Twelfth Night; it also, paradoxically...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
Recent commentators (Charles Burkhart , Robert Emmet Long , Diana Benet , and Janice Rossen ) have expressed significant dissatisfaction with the ways in which this novel's conclusion overturns comic, romantic conventions, and have...
Literary responses Barbara Pym
It was well reviewed by another novelist, Lady Cynthia Asquith .
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton, 1987.
In a BBC radio broadcast in 1978, Pym noted that this novel had caused someone to comment upon her dislike of men, to...
Textual Features Ada Leverson
The First World War is an important theme in this novel; Edith Ottley's guests find it hard to talk about anything else. Aylmer has returned into Edith's life as a wounded war hero. She decides...
Textual Production Ivy Compton-Burnett
Since ICB had appointed no literary executor, Gollancz prepared the manuscript for publication, with a foreword by Elizabeth Sprigge and a critical epilogue by Charles Burkhart .
Compton-Burnett, Ivy, Elizabeth Sprigge, and Charles Burkhart. The Last and the First. Gollancz, 1971.
Verbal slips were corrected.
Burkhart, Charles, and Ivy Compton-Burnett. “Critical Epilogue”. The Last and the First, Gollancz, 1971, pp. 151 - 9.


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