Here is a collection of sixteen critical papers which inquire into literary problems found in works of eight British authors (Milton, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Arnold, and Graham Greene) as well as four American authors (Emerson, Frost, O’Neill, and Hemingway). Each critical inquiry herein is imagined as a wind made up of the critic’s breath while an author’s work is imagined as an endurable rock on which the wind blows. Readers may get wind of the author or the critic and may know how the wind blows and where it lies, but they are expected not to expect any wind to change the rock noticeably. What we want is merely the readers’ attention and we hope their own winds will duly come to help keep the world in winds.
Alexander C. H. Tung is currently a professor of English at Chung Shan Medical University and National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan. He is also the establisher and maintainer of the much-visited DGD English-Learning Website (http://dgdel.nchu.edu.tw) He has published quite a number of academic and creative works in English or in Chinese.
“Beauty is Goodness, Goodness Beauty”: Shelley’s “Awful Shadow” and “Ethical Sublime”
The Structural Truth in Coleridge's Conversation Poems
Wordsworth’s Sense of Place
Blake’s Dialectical Vision
The Notion of Two Wordsworths
From Delight to Wisdom:
Frost’s Poetic Theory or Poetic Structure?
A New Linguistic Analysis of Arnold’s “Dover Beach”
Hemingway’s Existential Ending
Who Transcends What and How?: A Re-reading of Emerson
The Contrarieties of Life in Keats’ “The Eve of St. Agnes”
Coleridge’s Primary and Secondary Imagination
Some More Epic Analogies in Wordsworth’s The Prelude
A Note on the Scansion of Keats’s “La Bella Dame Sans Merci”
The Persistent Superior: Symbolism in Graham Greene’s A Burn-Out Case
From Ape to Man: An Impressionistic Reading of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape
The Psychological Unity in Milton’s “Lycidas”