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William Golding Bibliography 1980–1989

This is a bibliography for critical work on William Golding, 1980–1989. Do let us know of any omissions!

Books

Arnold Johnston, Of Earth and Darkness: the Novels of William Golding. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, 1980.

Alastair Niven, Lord of the Flies: Notes. York Notes Series, Longman, London, 1980.

W.S. Bunnell, Notes on William Golding’s The Spire. Methuen Notes, Methuen, London, 1981.

Hilda Doris Spear, William Golding: The Inheritors: Notes. York Notes, no. 209, Longman, Harlow, 1983.

W. Meitcke. William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Barron’s Book Notes, Barron’s, Woodbury, NY, 1984.

Lillian Perigoe and Beverley Copping (eds), A Student Guide to William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Prentice Hall, Ontario, 1984.

Don Crompton, A View from the Spire: William Golding’s Later Novels. Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1985.

Norman Page (ed), William Golding: Novels 1954–67, a Casebook. Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1985.

Hilda D. Spear, The Spire: Notes. Longman, Harlow, 1985.

John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Philip Redpath, William Golding: A Structural Reading of his Fiction. Vision, London, 1986.

S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

V. V. Subbarao, William Golding: a Study. Oriental University Press, London, 1987.

James R. Baker (ed), Critical Essays on William Golding. G. K. Hall, Boston, 1988.

Stephen J. Boyd, The Novels of William Golding. Harvester, Brighton, 1988.

James Gindin, William Golding. Macmillan, Basingstoke, 1988.

B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Essays in Collections

Sylvere Monod, ‘William Golding’s View of the Human Condition or “Predicament” in Free Fall.’ In Douglas Jefferson and Graham Martin (eds), The Uses of Fiction, Essays on the Modern Novel in Honour of Arnold Kettle. Open University Press, Milton Keynes, 1982.

Kathleen Woodward, ‘On Aggression: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies.’ In Eric S. Rabkin, Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander (eds), No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Southern Illinois Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1983.

Ulrich Brioch, ‘William Golding and the Religious Function of Literature’. In Ulrich Brioch, Theo Stemmler and Stratmann Gerd (eds), Functions of Literature: Essays Presented to Erwin Wolff on his Sixtieth Birthday. Tubingen, Niemeyer, 1984.

L.L. Dickson, ‘H.G. Wells Upside Down: Fantasy as Allegory in William Golding’s The Inheritors.’ In Robert A. Collins and Howard D. Pearce (eds). The Scope of the Fantastic: Theory, Technique, Major Authors. Greenwood, Westport CT, 1985.

John Bayley, ‘The Impersonality of William Golding: Some implications and comparisons.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Anthony Barrett, ‘Memories of Golding as a Schoolmaster.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

John Carey, ‘Interview and Preface.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Barbara Everett, ‘Golding’s Pity.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

John Fowles, ‘Golding and “Golding”.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Peter Green, ‘King Fix: Bill Golding in Greece.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Ian Gregor, ‘ “He wondered”: the religious imagination of William Golding.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Seamus Heaney, ‘Parable Island.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Ted Hughes, ‘Baboons and Neanderthals: A Rereading of The Inheritors.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Mark Kinkead-Weekes, ‘The Visual and the Visionary in Golding.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Ian McEwan, ‘Schoolboys.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Stephen Medcalf, ‘Bill and Mr Golding’s Daimon.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Peter Moss, ‘Alec Albert Golding, 1876–1957.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Craig Raine, ‘Belly without Blemish: Golding’s Sources.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

Anthony Storr, ‘Intimations of Mystery.’ In John Carey (ed), William Golding, The Man and his Books,  A Tribute on his 75th Birthday. Faber and Faber, London, 1986.

A. Jaganmohana Chari, ‘Lord of the Flies: A Parody of “The Majesty of Adult Life”.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

K. Chellapan, ‘Vision and Structure in Lord of the Flies.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Amiya Dev, ‘Lord of the Flies: Ironic or Dystopian?.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Manju Jaidka, ‘The Structural Coherence of Darkness Visible.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Bala Kothandaraman, ‘The Communicative Function of Space and Time: A Genidentic approach to Pincher Martin.’  In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Ayyappa Panikar, ‘The Paper Men as Mock-Heroic Fiction.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

G.V. Raj, ‘William Golding’s The Paper Men: Dialectics of Desacralization.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Mohan Ramanan, ‘Aspects of Lord of the Flies.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

B. Gopal Rao, ‘The Sinner of the Rock – A Struggle for Survival – Pincher Martin.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Vasant A. Shahani, ‘Recognition of Division Between Being and Becoming in Free Fall.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Radheshyam Sharma, ‘A Non-Reading of Free Fall.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

Satyanarain Singh, ‘Questioning “Customs of Society” or “Laws of Nature”: Golding’s Radicalism in Rites of Passage.’ In S. Singh, A. R. Rao and T. A. Mirza (eds), William Golding: An Indian Response. Arnold, Heinemann, New Delhi, 1987.

B. R. Johnson, ‘Golding’s First Argument: Theme and Structure in Free Fall.’ In James R. Baker (ed), Critical Essays on William Golding. G. K. Hall, Boston, 1988.

Philip Redpath, ‘ “Dogs Would Find an Arid Space round my Feet”: A Humanist Reading of The Inheritors.’ In James R. Baker (ed), Critical Essays on William Golding. G. K. Hall, Boston, 1988.

John S Whitley, ‘ “Furor Scribendi”: Writing about Writing in the Later Novels of William Golding’. In James R. Baker (ed), Critical Essays on William Golding. G. K. Hall, Boston, 1988.

Michael Bell, ‘ “Through A Glass…”: The Complexity of Vision and the Vision of Complexity in The Inheritors.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Bansi Chakoo, ‘ “A Dramatic Performance”: A Microcosm of Human Society in Rites of Passage.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Yozo Muroya, ‘Free Fall and La Chute: A Study of Some Comparative Elements.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Bharat Nagpal, ‘The Pyramid: Metaphors of Recognition.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Virginia Tiger, ‘William Golding’s Darkness Visible: One Mega-(Myth)Lith of Modern Fiction.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Shama Wali, ‘Theme and Technique: A Study of Some Linguistic Features in Pincher Martin.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Kenneth Woodroofe, ‘Lord of the Flies: Trust the Tale.’ In B. L. Chakoo (ed), William Golding Revisited. Arnold, Bangalore, 1989.

Books with references to Golding

Terry Otten, After Innocence: Visions of the Fall in Literature. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.

Journal articles

Rebecca Coppinger, ‘William Golding: The Novelist as Bridge-Builder.’ Rendezvous, 15, 1980, pp. 50–6.

Cecil Davies, ‘The Burning Bird: Golding’s Poems and the Novels.’ Studies in the Literary Imagination, 13, 1980, pp. 97–117.

David A Lee, ‘The Language of Literature: A Sociolinguistic Perspective.’ Language and Style: An International Journal, Fall 1980, pp. 316–28.

Patrick O’Donnell, ‘Journeying to the Center: Time, Patterns and Transcendence in William Golding’s Free Fall.’ Ariel, 11, 1980, pp. 83–98.

Janet Burroway, ‘Resurrected Metaphor in The Inheritors by William Golding.’ Critical Quarterly, 23, no.1, Spring 1981, pp. 53–70.

Rebecca Coppinger, ‘Analogous Journeys: William Golding and T.S. Eliot.’ Modern Language Studies, Spring 1981, pp. 83–87.

L.L. Dickson, ‘Modern Allegories: The Cathedral Motif in William Golding’s The Spire.’ West Virginia University Philological Papers, 27, 1981, pp. 98–105.

Rebecca S. Kelly, ‘The Tragicomic Mode: William Golding’s The Pyramid.’ Perspectives on Contemporary Literature, 7, 1981, pp. 110–16.

Jeanne Murray Walker, ‘Reciprocity and Exchange in William Golding’s The Inheritors.’ Science Fiction Studies, November 1981, pp. 297–310.

Michael Waterhouse, ‘Golding’s Secret Element of Gusto.’ Essays in Criticism, January 1981, pp. 1–14.

Ian Gregor and Mark Kinkead-Weekes, ‘The Later Golding.’ Twentieth Century Literature, 28, no. 2, Summer 1982, pp. 109–29.

Vijay Lakshmi, ‘Entering the Whirlpool: The Movement towards Self-Awareness in William Golding’s Pincher Martin.’ The Literary Criterion, 17, no. 3, 1982, pp. 25–36.

Laurence Lerner, ‘Jocelin’s Folly; or, Down with the Spire.’ Critical Quarterly, 24, no. 3, Autumn 1982, pp. 3–15.

William Nelson, ‘The Grotesque in Darkness Visible and Rites of Passage.’ Twentieth Century Literature, 28, no.2, Summer 1982, pp. 181–94.

Andrew Sinclair, ‘William Golding’s ‘The Sea, The Sea.’ Twentieth Century Literature, 28, no.2,  Summer 1982, pp. 171–80.

Hetty Clews, ‘Darkness Visible: William Golding’s Parousia.’ English Studies in Canada, September 1984, pp. 317–29.

Richard Jones, ‘William Golding: Genius and Sublime Silly-Billy.’ Virginia Quarterly Review, 60, no. 4, 1984, pp. 675–87.

Robert H. O’Connor, ‘The Deracination of Man in Golding’s The Inheritors.’ Notes on Contemporary Literature, January 1984, pp 2–5.

Philip Redpath, ‘The Resolution of Antithesis in Lord of the Flies and The Inheritors.’ English, Spring 1984, pp. 43–52.

Philip Redpath, ‘What the Water Said: Plot, Sub-plot and Criticism in The Paper Men.’ Critical Quarterly, 26, no. 4, Winter 1984, pp. 67–79.

Roy Arthur Swanson, ‘Versions of Doublethink in Gravity’s RainbowDarkness VisibleRiddley Walker and Travels to the Enu.’ World Literature Today, Spring 1984, pp. 203–8.

E.C. Bufkin, ‘The Nobel Prize and The Paper Men: The Fixing of William Golding.’ The Georgia Review, Spring 1985, pp. 55–65.

Sue Thomas, ‘Some Religious Icons and Biblical Allusions in William Golding’s The Spire.’ Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, no. 64, November 1985, pp. 190–7.

Tetsuo Yoshida, ‘The Reversal of Light and Dark in Lord of the Flies.’ Studies in English Language and Literature, March 1985, pp. 63–84.

John Coates, ‘Religious Quest in Darkness Visible.’ Renascence, Fall 1986, pp. 272–91.

B.R. Johnson, ‘William Golding’s The Inheritors: Dualism and Synthesis.’ Southern Review, July 1986, pp. 173–83.

Marie Nelson, ‘Two Narrative Modes, Two Modes of Perception: The Use of the Instrumental in Golding’s The Inheritors.’ Neophilologus, 70, no. 2,  April 1986, pp. 307–15.

Philip Redpath, ‘Tricks of the Light: William Golding’s Darkness Visible.’ Ariel, January 1986, pp. 3–16.

C.J. Arthur, ‘Phenomenology of Religion and the Art of Storytelling: The Relevance of William Golding’s The Inheritors to Religious Studies.’ Religious Studies, 23, no. 1, March 1987, pp. 59–79.

Gillian Stead Eilersen, ‘A Password for the Darkness: Systems, Coincidences and Visions in William Golding’s Darkness Visible.’ Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 28, no.2, Winter 1987, pp. 107–18.

Andrew Hassan, ‘Literary Exploration: The Fictive Sea Journals of William Golding, Robert Nye, B. S. Johnson, and Malcolm Lowry’. Ariel, 19, no. 3, July 1988, pp. 29–46.

 

 

 

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