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New Left Review I/15, May-June 1962

Juliet Mitchell

Concepts and Technique in William Golding

There has been one serious attempt to come to grips with the problems posed by Golding’s novels: in the February number of Twentieth Century for 1960 Ian Gregor & Mark Kirkard-Weekes published an article entitled ‘William Golding and his Critics’. The purpose of the article was two-fold: first to expose reviewers and critics for their mystified condemnations or acclamations of all Golding’s novels and, second, to give what they rightly claimed to be the only interpretive explanation of the latest novel Free Fall (1959).

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