Forgot your password?  

Critical Essay | Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley.
This section contains 1,234 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley - Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley

Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley

SOURCE: "Waugh and Black Humor," in Evelyn Waugh Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 1968, pp. 1-3.

Dooley is a Canadian writer and educator. In the following essay, Dooley examines instances of black humor in Waugh's writing and suggests possible influences to Waugh's comic sensibility.

In an article in the Kenyon Review in 1961, C. P. Snow referred to the transmission of a particular vein of personal and capricious comedy from Russian to English fiction as one of the clearest examples of literary ancestry which he knew. He described the agent of transmission, William Gerhardi, as the chief progenitor of modern English prose comedy, and said that he had a very sharp effect on such talented young men of the Twenties as Waugh and Anthony Powell. But as the Waugh Newsletter pointed out, Saki and Firbank could not be overlooked...

(read more)

This section contains 1,234 words
(approx. 5 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley - Critical Essay by D. J. Dooley
Follow Us on Facebook