William Golding | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David Montrose

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of William Golding.
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Critical Essay by David Montrose

Just as Eliot's criticism is read more to learn about Eliot than, say, Marston or Massinger, so [A Moving Target, a] collection of lectures, essays, reviews, and travel articles, will be read primarily for sights of the author rather than in expectation of intrinsic merit. Golding will not be pleased with this state of affairs … he dislikes 'value by association', disparaging in 'My First Book', the situation whereby his Poems, published in 1934, 'has been on offer in the United States at 4,000 dollars'. The dislike is at least partly justified; like Eliot's essays, some of Golding's occasional pieces—as The Hot Gates (1965) demonstrated—repay perusal on their own account.

The best things about The Hot Gates were the childhood reminiscences, 'Billy the Kid' and &#x...

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