Malcolm, David Books

David Malcolm is Professor of English Literature at the University of Gdansk. He received his Ph.D. in English and German Literature from the University of London.

Critical Essays on Ronald Firbank, English Novelist, 1886-1926
2004 0-7734-6555-3
This international collection of critical essays addresses Firbank’s fiction from a variety of perspectives. The essays cover the full range of Firbank’s fictional output and include pieces on Vainglory, Odette D’Antrevernes, Inclinations, Sorrow in Sunlight, The Flower Beneath the Foot and Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli. The minor writings are also addressed. The collection seeks to establish Firbank as a novelist who is more important to the development of literary modernism than his current reputation as a minor cult figure suggests.

Critical Essays on Sylvia Townsend Warner, English Novelist 1893-1978
2006 0-7734-5873-5
This is the first collection of essays devoted to the work of this much under-rated and important twentieth-century writer. The essays engage with some of the variety of Warner’s output – for example, her short fiction, letters and fantasy writing – as well as her major novels. This collection includes a range of approaches to the work of a writer who has much to say to contemporary readers and whose work, long appreciated by feminist readers in particular, is now being reconsidered by academic critics and a wider audience. The volume acknowledges the important connections between Warner’s writing and her life and political beliefs, and investigates Warner’s transformation of genre and convention throughout her fiction.

Critical Essays on T.h. White, English Writer, 1906-1964
2008 0-7734-4978-7
This collection of essays is a timely reconsideration of the author of The Once and Future King, whose work has been relatively neglected or underrated, yet is deserving of serious critical attention. A range of theoretical and textual approaches are employed to highlight the literary and political context of White’s work and his experimentation with a number of genres.