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Essays

' "Taste" and "Tenderness" as Moral Values in Jane Austen'. Literature of the Romantic Period 1750-1850. Eds. R.T. Davies and B.G. Beatty. Liverpool University Press, 1976.

'The Placing of Loss: Elizabeth Bowen's To the North'. Essays in Criticism XXVIII.2 (April 1978): 129-142.

'Emblems and Enigmas in Jane Eyre'. English (Autumn 1981).

'A Burning Glass: Reflection in Virginia Woolf'. Virginia Woolf: A Centenary Perspective. Ed. Eric Warner. Macmillan, 1984 [Paper given at the Virginia Woolf Centenary Conference, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, 1982].

'Turning Points: An Approach to Fiction'. Proceedings of the English Association North. Ed. Vincent Newey. Vol. I. Liverpool University Press, 1985.

'Philip Roth: The Art of Fiction'. Paris Review (Fall 1984); Reprinted in Philip Roth, Reading Myself and Others. Penguin Books, 1986; Writers at Work. Ed. George Plimpton. Viking, 1986; and Conversations with Philip Roth. Ed. George J. Searles. University of Mississippi, 1992 [Interview].

[Interview with Eudora Welty]. Writing Lives: Conversations between Women Writers. Ed. Mary Chamberlain. Virago, 1988; Reprinted in Eudora Welty. Ed. C.A.Johnston. Twayne Studies in Short Fiction, 1995.

'Power: Women and the Word'. The State of the Language. Eds. C. Ricks and L. Michaels. University of California Press, 1990. 110-118.

'Talking to Writers: Nadine Gordimer'. Conversations with Nadine Gordimer. Eds. Nancy Topping Bazin and Marilyn Dallman Seymour. University Press of Mississippi, 1990. 239-247.

'The Road of Destiny'. from Willa Cather: Double Lives, in 'Antonia': (Major Literary Characters). Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House Publishers, 1991. 161-173.

'The Pleasure of Reading'. The Pleasure of Reading. Ed. Antonia Fraser. Bloomsbury, 1992. 201-208; Reprinted as 'Large Complicated Books about Relationships'. Brick: a journal of reviews. Eds. Linda Spalding and Michael Ondaatje. No 45 (Winter 1993): 19-22.

[12 entries (including entry on Virginia Woolf and her major works)]. The Oxford Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English. Oxford University Press, 1995.

'Women and Fiction: The Manuscript Versions of A Room of One's Own'. The Charleston Magazine (Winter-Spring 1992).

'Life is and': Philip Roth in 1990'. Conversations with Philip Roth. Ed. George J. Searles. University Press of Mississippi, 1992. 259-267.

' "Room of One's Own, or a Bloody Chamber?" Angela Carter and Political Correctness'. Flesh and the Mirror: Essays on the Art of Angela Carter. Ed. Lorna Sage. Virago, 1994.

'Cather's Bridge: Anglo-American Crossings in Willa Cather'. Forked Tongues: Comparative Studies in 20th Century British and American Literature. Eds. A.Stead and A. Massa. Longmans, 1994.

'Virginia Woolf and Offence'. The Art of Literary Biography. Ed. John Batchelor. Oxford U P, 1994.

'Free Exploratory Space'. Teaching Literature. Ed. Judy Kravis. Cork University Press, 1995.

'Biomythographers: Rewriting the Lives of Virginia Woolf'. Essays in Criticism (April 1996) [The 1996 Bateson Lecture].

'Am I Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. Writing the Lives of Writers. Eds. Warwick Gould and Tom Staley. Macmillan, 1998.

'A Very English Genius: Penelope Fitzgerald Talks to Hermione Lee'. British Council New Writing. Eds. Carmen Callil and Craig Raine. British Council, 1997.

'Crimes of Criticism: Virginia Woolf and Literary Journalism'. Grub Street and the Ivory Tower: Essays on the Relation between Literary Journalism and Literary Scholarship. Eds. Jeremy Treglown and Bridget Bennett. Oxford U P, 1998.

[Preface]. The Journals of Beatrice Webb. Virago, 2000.

'The Essays of Virginia Woolf'. The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf. Ed. Sue Roe. Cambridge U P, 2000.

"Reading in Bed" Oxford U P, 2000 [An Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford; Collected in Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing].

'Critical Opinion: Examined Lives'. Essays in Criticism. October 2000.

[Introduction]. Edith Wharton's Library. Ed. George Ramsden. 2000.

'Re-reading Elizabeth Bowen'. Re-Constructing the Book: Literary Texts in Transmission. Ed. Maureen Bell et al. Ashgate, 2001: 148-158.

'Writing Victorian Lives and Victorian Life-Writing: Gosse's "Father and Son" Revisited'. Journal of Victorian Culture 8.1 (Spring 2003) [Collected in Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing].

'Salman Rushdie's Fathers' [Ch 8]. The Contemporary British Novel. Eds J. Acheson and S. Ross. Edinburgh U P, 2005.

'An American in Paris.' Guardian Review, 20 January 2007 [On Wharton's admiration for 'French civilisation' and her shame at US foreign policy].

'From the Margins.' Guardian, 3 April 2010 [On Penelope Fitzgerald].

'In Separate Directions: Ford Madox Ford and French Networks'. Ford Madox Ford: France and Provence. Eds. Domnique Lemarchal and Claire Davison-Pégon. International Ford Madox Ford Studies 10, Rodopi, 2011, pp 43-56.

'Trevor and Reading'. William Trevor: A Collection of Critical Essays. Eds. Paul Delaney and Michael Parker. Manchester University Press, 2012.

 

Reviews

'Storms Over the Novel.' New York Review of Books 54.8 (10 May 2007).

'Pawed, used, loved and lonely.' The Guardian, 1 March 2008 [Rev. of Taking Pictures by Anne Enright].

'The wounded heart of Europe.' The Guardian, 28 June 2008 [Rev. of Disguise by Hugo Hamilton].

'The Dysfunctional Jameses.' The New York Times, 6 July 2008 [Rev. of House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family by Paul Fisher].

'Thinking about the world.' The Guardian, 23 August 2008 [Rev. of The Pages by Murray Bail].

'Wangling.' London Review of Books 31.3 (12 February 2009) [Rev. of Collected Stories and Other Writings by Katherine Anne Porter, edited by Darlene Harbour Unrue].

'Review.' The Guardian, 19 December 2009 [Rev. of Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith and Concerning E. M. Forster by Frank Kermode].

'Review: The Empty Family by Colm Tóibín.' The Guardian, 9 October 2010.

'By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham -- review.' The Guardian, 15 January 2011.

'The Woman Reader by Belinda Jack --review.' The Guardian, 5 July 2012.

'Portrait of a Novel.' The Guardian, 7 September 2012 [Rev. of Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece by Michael Gorra].

'He Gave "the Mundane Its Beautiful Due".' New York Review of Books 8 May 2014 [On John Updike].

 

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