George Garrett: The Elizabethan Trilogy (Paperback)

George Garrett: The Elizabethan Trilogy By Brooke Horvath (Editor), Irving Malin (Editor), Fred Chappell (Introduction by), Richard A. Betts (Contributions by), Nicholas Delbanco (Contributions by), Joseph Dewey (Contributions by), R.H.W. Dillard (Contributions by), Thomas Fleming (Contributions by), Brendan Galvin (Contributions by), Reginald Gibbons (Contributions by), Laurence Goldstein (Contributions by), Steven G. Kellman (Contributions by), Irving Malin (Contributions by), Joseph W. Reed (Contributions by), W.R. Robinson (Contributions by), David R. Slavitt (Contributions by), Monroe K. Spears (Contributions by), Walter Sullivan (Contributions by), Richard Tillinghast (Contributions by), Tom Whalen (Contributions by), Allen Wier (Contributions by) Cover Image

George Garrett: The Elizabethan Trilogy (Paperback)

By Brooke Horvath (Editor), Irving Malin (Editor), Fred Chappell (Introduction by), Richard A. Betts (Contributions by), Nicholas Delbanco (Contributions by), Joseph Dewey (Contributions by), R.H.W. Dillard (Contributions by), Thomas Fleming (Contributions by), Brendan Galvin (Contributions by), Reginald Gibbons (Contributions by), Laurence Goldstein (Contributions by), Steven G. Kellman (Contributions by), Irving Malin (Contributions by), Joseph W. Reed (Contributions by), W.R. Robinson (Contributions by), David R. Slavitt (Contributions by), Monroe K. Spears (Contributions by), Walter Sullivan (Contributions by), Richard Tillinghast (Contributions by), Tom Whalen (Contributions by), Allen Wier (Contributions by)

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This new volume is a collection of essays and poems on George Garrett's best-selling trilogy of Elizabethan England: Death of the Fox, The Succession, and Entered from the Sun.

Contributors of the essays include Richard Betts, "'To Dream of Kings': George Garrett's The Succession"; Nicholas Delbanco, "The Succession: A Novel of Elizabeth and James"; Joseph Dewey, "'A Golden Age for Fanta-sticks': Imagination, Faith, and Mistery in Entered from the Sun"; R. H. W. Dillard, "The Elizabethan Novels: Death of the Fox and The Succession"; Thomas Fleming, "The Historical Consciousness of George Garrett"; Reginald Gibbons, "George Garrett's Whole New World: The Succession"; Steven G. Kellman, "Who Killed Kit Marlowe? Who Wants to Know?"; Irving Malin, "Hermetic Fox-Hunting"; Joseph W. Reed, "Settling Marlowe's Hash"; W. R. Robinson, "Imagining the Individual: George Garrett's Death of the Fox"; David R. Slavitt, "A Twentieth Century Fox—in the Warner Brothers' Chicken Coop"; Monroe K. Spears, "George Garrett and the Historical Novel" and "A Trilogy Complete, A Past Recaptured"; Walter Sullivan, "Time Past and Time Present: Garrett's Entered from the Sun"; Richard Tillinghast, "The Fox, Gloriana, Kit Marlowe, and Sundry"; Tom Whalen, "Eavesdropping in the Dark: The Opening(s) of George Garrett's Entered from the Sun"; Allen Wier, "The Scars of Flesh and Spirit or How He Pictures It: George Garrett's Entered from the Sun

Brendan Galvin ("Your Messenger of 1566") and Laurence Goldstein ("In Praise of Entered from the Sun") contribute poems to the volume.

Fred Chappell notes in the introduction that "the trilogy swarms me over: it is full to bursting with a history that seems to have more complexity than the actual life I am living and it has caused me to interpret in its terms events I witness firsthand and even participate in."
EDITORS

BROOKE HORVATH is co-editor (with Irving Malin and Paul Ruffin) of A Goyen Companion (University of Texas Press). He is the author, most recently, of Consolation at Ground Zero (Eastern Washington University Press) and an editor with Review of Contemporary Fiction. He teaches American Literature at Kent State University.
 
IRVING MALIN is the co-editor of critical essays on Gass’s The Tunnel (1998) and Leslie Fidler and American Culture (due out in 1999). His reviews have appeared widely in journals, newspapers, and magazines.


CONTRIBUTORS

RICHARD A. BETTS is assistant professor of English at Penn State University, Delaware County Campus. His interests center on the use of historical materials in contemporary American fiction. He has published articles on Styron, Barth, and Berger.
 
NICHOLAS DELBANCO is Professor of English and Chair of the Hopwood Awards Committee at the University of Michigan. His seventeenth book, the novel Old Scores, was published by Warner Books in the fall of 1997; that year he also served as Chair of the National Book Awards Fiction Panel.
 
JOSEPH DEWEY, Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, is the author of In a Dark Time: The Apocalyptic Temper in the American Novel of the Nuclear Age. His essays have appeared in The Mississippi Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, Modern Fiction Studies, and Review of Contemporary Fiction, as well as other publications. He has recently completed Locked in Magic Kingdoms: Spectacle Realism in the Novels of Reagan’s America and is co-editing a collection of essays on the short fiction of Henry James.
 
R.H.W. DILLARD is a Professor of English and chair of the creative writing program at Hollins University in Virginia, where he edits the journal, The Hollins Critic. He is also a poet and novelist and was awarded the O.B. Hardinson, Jr. Poetry Prize by the Folger Shakespeare Library. Among his books is the critical monograph Understanding George Garrett, from which the essays in this collection are taken.
 
THOMAS FLEMING is a classical philologist, poet, and editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.
 
REGINALD GIBBONS was born in Houston, Texas, and educated at Princeton and Stanford. His most recent book of poems is Sparrow: New and Selected Poems (LSU Press, 1997), and his most recent fiction is Sweetbitter (Penguin, 1996). From 1981 till 1997 he was the editor of TriQuarterly magazine. He teaches at Northwestern University.
 
LAURENCE GOLDSTEIN is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Cold Reading (Copper Beech Press), and three books of literary criticism, most recently The American Poet at the Movies: A Critical History (University of Michigan Press). He is Professor of English at the University of Michigan and editor of Michigan Quarterly Review.
 
STEVEN G. KELLMAN is Ashbel Smith Professor of Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at San Antonio and film critic for The Texas Observer. His recent books include: The Plague: Fiction and Resistance (Twane, 1993); as editor, Perspectives on “Raging Bull” (G.K. Hall, 1994); and as co-editor, with Irving Malin, Into the Tunnel: Essays on William Gass’s Novel (University of Delaware, 1998).
 
JOSEPH W. REED is Professor of English and American Studies at Wesleyan University. His books includes Three American Originals (1984) and American Scenarios (1989). He is married to Kit Reed, the novelist.
 
MONROE K. SPEARS retired from his position as Moody Professor of English at Rice University since 1986, lives in Sewanee, Tennessee. Among his books are The Poetry of W.H. Auden (1963), Dionysus and the City (1970), American Ambitions (1987), Countries of the Mind (1922), and The Writer’s Reality (1996).
 
WALTER SULLIVAN is a fiction writer and critic. His books include In Praise of Blood Sports and Other Essays, A Time to Dance, and, most recently, The War the Women Lived: Voices from the Confederate South. He is professor and director of the program in creative writing at Vanderbilt University.
 
TOM WHALEN has published fiction, poetry, criticism, and collaborative translations in numerous journals and anthologies. He directs the creative writing program at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and teaches American Literature and film at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His recent books include Roithamer’s Universe (Portals Press) and A Newcomer’s Guide to the Afterlife with Daniel Quinn (Bantam Books). Light on Glass (poems) is forthcoming from Red Dust.
 
ALLEN WIER is the author of three novels, Blanco, Departing As Air, and A Place for Outlaws; also a collection of stories, Things about to Disappear. He has edited a collection of essays on contemporary fiction and an anthology of short fiction. In 1997 he received the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He teaches at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and he has just completed a new novel.
Product Details ISBN: 9781881515142
ISBN-10: 1881515141
Publisher: Texas Review Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 1998
Pages: 200
Language: English
"What a sensuous, luxuriant tapestry these books are! And they have all the dirt, the biting intelligence, that stories set in Elizabethan England must have. These are the only contemporary novels I know that take me into the lives of those survivors in the stone-cold corridors of power. Congratulations are too mild for this triumphant trilogy."
—Mary Lee Settle

“George Garrett, like Marguerite Yourcenar and Mary Renault, has shaped the historical novel into an unchallengeable model of literary power and energy.”
—Thomas Flanagan

“A dazzling act of imagination. A tour de force of style, it is a world in itself created by a combination of decades of immersion in the politics, history, geography, and literature of Elizabeth’s England with a masterful control of technique. It is filled with a love of land and people which transcends style and brings the reader as close to them as it is possible to come.”
—O. B. Hardison

“George Garrett draws us into the total reality of Elizabethan life—the sights, smells, the look of the street, the food people ate, the lusts they savored, the fears they enjoyed. Once you enter into its spirit, you will be unable to stop reading.”
The Washington Post

“George Garrett is one of the very few living writers with a firm claim to permanent greatness and the completion of his magnificent trilogy is an event of real importance.”
—Madison Smartt Bell