Table of contents for The power of delight : a lifetime in literature : essays, 1962-2002 / John Bayley ; selected by Leo Carey.

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Introduction	xv
I: English Literature 
	1.	The Genius of Shandy Hall: Laurence Sterne 	3
	2.	Double Life: Jane Austen	12
	3.	Best and Worst: Charles Dickens	19
	4.	Living with Trollope: Anthony Trollope	27
	5.	Eminent Victorian: George Eliot	37
	6.	The Two Hardys: Thomas Hardy	43
	7.	The King's Trumpeter: Rudyard Kipling	55
	8.	Life in the Head: John Cowper Powys	65
	9.	Nothing Nasty in the Woodshed: P. G. Wodehouse	73
	10.	Like Ink and Milk: D. H. Lawrence	80
	11.	Baby Face: William Gerhardie	89
	12.	The Last Puritan: George Orwell	95
	13.	Mr. Toad: Evelyn Waugh	105
	14.	God's Greene: Graham Greene	112
II: The English Poets
	15.	Family Man: William Wordsworth	121
	16.	Unmisgiving: John Keats	132
	17.	The All-Star Victorian: Alfred, Lord Tennyson	140
	18.	An Art of Self-Discovery: Edward Thomas	159
	19.	Fun While It Lasted: Rupert Brooke	166
	20.	Gallant Pastiche: Cecil Day Lewis	175
	21.	The Best of Betjeman: John Betjeman	184
	22.	The Flight of the Disenchanter: W. H. Auden	196
	23.	The Last Romantic: Philip Larkin	208
III: Mother Russia
	24.	Cutting It Short: Alexander Pushkin	223
	25.	Under the Overcoat: Nikolai Gogol	235
	26.	The Strengths of His Passivity: Ivan Turgenev	244
	27.	An Excellent Man: Anton Chekhov	250
	28.	The Backward Look: Ivan Bunin	257
	29.	Poems with a Heroine: Anna Akhmatova	267
	30.	A Poet's Tragedy: Marina Tsvetaeva	279
	31.	On the Horse Parsnip: Boris Pasternak	291
	32.	The Hard Hitter: Isaac Babel	301
	33.	A Prig of Genius: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn	319
IV: American Poetry
	34.	Songs of a Furtive Self: Walt Whitman	331
	35.	Mothermonsters and Fatherfigures: E. E. Cummings	339
	36.	Lowellship: Robert Lowell	351
	37.	"One Life, One Writing": James Merrill	364
	38.		Richly Flows Contingency: John Ashbery	372
V: Out of Eastern Europe
	39.	The Power of Delight: Bruno Schulz	383
	40.	Something Childish: Witold Gombrowicz	390
	41.	Poet of Holy Dread: Paul Celan	400
	42.	The Art of Austerity: Zbigniew Herbert	410
	43.	Return of the Native: Czeslaw Milosz	420
VI: Aspects of Novels
	44.	The Point of Novels	437
	45.	Gossip in Fiction	440
	46.	Little Green Crabs: Marcel Proust	446
	47.	The Order of Battle at Trafalgar	455
	48.	In Which We Serve: Patrick O'Brian	466
	49.	Seer of the Ego: Stendhal	475
	50.	What Will You Do to Keep the Ship from 
		 Foundering?: Joseph Conrad	483
	51.	Look Here, Mr. Goodwood	491
	52.	In Praise of the Amateur Approach	499
	53.	Death and the Dichter: Robert Musil	505
	54.	Fighting for the Crown: Angela Carter	515
VII: Correspondences
	55.	Sons and Brothers: Henry James and 
		 William James	529
	56.	Milan Kundera and Jane Austen	541
	57.	Balzac Possessed: HonorÄ de Balzac and 
		 Roland Barthes	550
	58.	A Complex Relationship: Alexander Pushkin and 
		 Lord Byron	556
	59.	Doubles: Fyodor Dostoevsky and J. M. Coetzee	567
	60.	The War Between the Diaries: Leo Tolstoy and 
		 Sofia Tolstoy	576
VIII: How It Strikes a Contemporary
	61.	Conducting the Music: Books Do Furnish a Room 
		 by Anthony Powell	589
	62.	Proud Prisoner: The Gulag Archipelago 
		 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn	593
	63.	Too Good for This World: High Windows 
		 by Philip Larkin	600
	64.	From the Ridiculous to the Ridiculous: 
		 Napoleon Symphony by Anthony Burgess	615
	65.	Moral Magic: Darkness Visible by William Golding	621
	66.	Professional Strategies: The World, the Text, and 
		 the Critic by Edward W. Said	626
	67.	Writeabout: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin	630
	68.	Country Life: The Enigma of Arrival by 
		 V. S. Naipaul	637
	69.	Class Act: Palimpsest by Gore Vidal	644
About the Author	00
Credits	00
Index	00

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Literature, Modern -- Book reviews.