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!
Delve into the motivations behind some of the greatest authors the world has ever known and what motivated their characters in The Whitney Papers: Literaru Essays=Brief and Long.