The Whitney Papers
Literary Essays=Brief and Long
About the Book
These essays, brief discourses and editorials represent writings that are both academic and professional. The author, Charles E. Miller, explores subjects he investigated while attending graduate school at Stanford University.
Miller’s commentaries also appeared in the small theatre guide, THE CRITICS' REVIEW, published in the early 1950s in San Francisco. He lays no claim to having invented a philosophy of literary criticism. Yet his insights display a sharp, critical mind combined with an engaging literary style.
The collection includes dozens of essays and commentaries, such as:
- • Goddess, Witch or Mortal – Thomas Hardy’s Eustacia
- • God-Man or Tragic Hero in Drama
- • A Short Story Defined
- • The Basic Elements of a Drama
- • An Analysis of Suffering in Oscar Wilde’s Salome
- • On Propaganda Drama and Euripides’ Medea
- • A Note on Current Existentialism
- • Critique on Two Plays by August Strindberg
- • And many more!
About the Author
Charles E. Miller graduated from Stanford University with a degree in English, studying at the late Wallace Stegner’s Creative Writing Center. He believes that literature is the most comprehensive, profound and mysterious voice of people living their lives. Great creative literature presents multifaceted human problems, failures and victories.