Essays on English Literature – Drama – Novel and Poetry (PDF)


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18This book is a collection of eight academic papers and a synopsis of the Romantic poetry. It accounts for the study of the tragic pattern in Shakespeare’s tragedies, the study of the uncanny in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Hamlet, the study of the relationship between Setting, Human Character, and Destiny in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the adventure story and intertextuality in Daniel Defoe’s The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Samuel Butler’s Erewhon, the contrast of formalist and biographical literary theories, the place of materialism in human happiness in Dickens’ Hard Times, political corruption and intellectual activism in Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, the process of language defamiliarization in T. S. Eliot’s poem “The Journey of the Magi”, and finally The Synopsis of the English Romantic Poetry with Wordsworth and Coleridge.

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August 2019

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Paméssou Walla is a prolific English literature scholar, a senior lecturer of English literature at the University of Lomé. He is the author of the book entitled Human Nature and Tragic Vision in three Plays by William Shakespeare: A Psychoanalytic Reassessment of Macbeth, Hamlet and Othello.