Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Volume 29 - 1983

[Issue 1 2 3 4]

Issue 1

Guest Editor: S. E. Gontarski
Special Issue: Samuel Beckett

A Survey of Issues: An Editor's Preface
S. E. Gontarski
Pages 2-4

The Intent of Undoing in Samuel Beckett's Art
S. E. Gontarski
Pages 5-24

Samuel Beckett's "Art and Craft": A Reading of "Enough"
Paul Lawley
Pages 25-42

Beckett's Verbal Slapstick
Frederik N. Smith
Pages 43-56

The Place of Watt in Beckett's Development
Hugh Culik
Pages 57-72

Naming the M/inotaur: Beckett's Trilogy and the Failure of Narrative
Roch C. Smith
Pages 73-80

Molloy and the Paternal Metaphor
Thomas J. Cousineau
Pages 81-92

Mis-Takes, Mathematical and Otherwise, in The Lost Ones
Enoch Brater
Pages 93-110

Beckett's Search for Unseeable and Unmakeable: Company and Ill Seen Ill Said
David Read
Pages 111-126

Three on Beckett: An Essay Review
Frederik N. Smith
Pages 127-130

A Beckett Bibliography: New Works 1976-1982
Breon Mitchell
Pages 131-152

Issue 2

Editor: William T. Stafford
General Issue

Does Fiction Have To Be Made Better than Life?
Augustus M. Kolich
Pages 159-174

D. H. Lawrence and F. M. Dostoevsky: Mirror Images of Murderous Aggression
Gary D. Cox
Pages 175-182

Devious Channels of Decorous Ordering: A Lover's Discourse inAbsalom, Absalom!
Linda Kauffman
Pages 183-200

Freddy's Book, Moral Fiction, and Writing as a Mode of Thought
Robert A. Morace
Pages 201-212

The Profaning of Romanticism in Trilling's "Of This Time, of That Place"
W. Paul Elledge
Pages 213-226

"The Last Cab" in James's "The Papers" and in The Secret Agent: Conrad's Cues from the Master
Daniel Mark Fogel
Pages 227-235

Van Gogh and Lewis' Revenge for Love
Jeffrey Meyers
Pages 235-240

Forster's Meredith: Meditation and Change
Mohammad Shaheen
Pages 240-245

Thematic Unity in Herman Hesse's Narziss und Goldmund: The Tree Symbol as Interpretive Key
Lewis W. Tusken
Pages 245-252

Correspondence: The Modern Short Story, Continued . . .
Kristien Hemmerechts and Suzanne Ferguson
Pages 253-256

Recent Books on Modern Fiction
Pages 257-382

Issue 3

Editor: William T. Stafford
Special Issue: Detective and Suspense Fiction

Editor's Preface
W. T. S.
Pages 387-388

The Critics Did It: An Essay Review
Peter Wolfe
Pages 389-434

Matter and Mystery: Neglected Works and Background Materials of Detective Fiction
Timothy Steele
Pages 435-450

Stanislaw Lem's Detective Stories: A Genre Extended
T. R. Steiner
Pages 451-462

Art Where You Least Expect It: Myth and Ritual in the Detective Series
William Nelson and Nancy Avery
Pages 463-474

From Detective Story to Detective Novel
Thomas M. Leitch
Pages 475-484

Arsenic and Blue Lace: Sayers' Criminal Women
Virginia B. Morris
Pages 485-496

The Detective Heroine and the Death of Her Hero: Dorothy Sayers to P. D. James
SueEllen Campbell
Pages 497-510

The Formula Challenged: The Novels of P. D. James
Erlene Hubly
Pages 511-522

The Detective Fiction of Leonardo Sciascia
JoAnn Cannon
Pages 523-534

Stepsons of Sam: Re-Visions of the Hard-Boiled Detective Formula in Recent American Fiction
Larry E. Grimes
Pages 535-544

C. W. Sughrue's Whiskey Visions
Keith Newlin
Pages 545-556

The Snub-Nosed Mystique: Observations on the American Detective Hero
Frederic Svoboda
Pages 557-568

John Le Carré and England: A Spy's-Eye View
David Monaghan
Pages 569-582

Issue 4

Editor: William T. Stafford
General Issue

A Colloquy with William Gass (and with Brooke K. Horvath, Ruth H. Porritt, Martin D. Rapisarda, Carol F. Richer, and William T. Stafford)
William Gass
Pages 587-608

Faulkner's Echo in Robbe-Grillet: Narrative Constructions and Destructions
Lance Olsen
Pages 609-622

The Originality of E. M. Forster
Daniel R. Schwarz
Pages 623-642

Hawkes and Poe: Travesty
Charles Berryman
Pages 643-654

Fritz Lang and the "Paracinematic Lives" of Gravity's Rainbow
Sherrill E. Grace
Pages 655-670

The M'Intosh Mystery
John S. Gordon
Pages 671-680

Russell's Fiction and the Vanity of Human Knowledge
Richard Shusterman
Pages 680-688

Robbe-Grillet's Les Gommes and Graham Greene's This Gun for Hire: Imitation or Initiation?
Robert R. Brock
Pages 688-695

Virginia Woolf's Posthumous Poem
Françoise Pellan
Pages 695-700

Correspondence: Lawrence and Others . . .
R. S. Sharma and Jeffrey Meyers
Pages 701-702

Recent Books on Modern Fiction
Pages 703-830

Author and Subject Index: Volume 29
Pages 831-835

Contributors
Page 836

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