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Important Books for Net/Jrf and set

Books for English Literature

1. A Critical History of English Literature
                                            – David Daiches

2.A History of English Literature
                                      – Dr.Satishkumar

3. English Literature
                                       -William J.Long

4.The Routledge History of Literature in English
                                          – Ronald Carter,John McRae

5.A compendious History of English Literature
                                                – R.D.Trivedi

Books for Indian English Literature

1. A History of Indian English Literature
                                                  M.K.Naik

2.Indian Writing in English
                          – K.R.Srinivasa Iyengar

Books for American Literature

A History Of American Literature
                            -Dr. Satishkumar

Books for Literary Criticism and Theory

1.English Literary Criticism and Theory (An introductory History)
                                                                           – M.S. Nagrajan
2. Modern Literary Theory and Criticism
                                                  -M.A.R.Habib

 

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Father in literature

1.Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Literature
2.Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Poetry
3.Geoffrey Chaucer = The Father of English Language
4.Geoffrey Chaucer = The Morning Star of the Renaissance
5.Geoffrey Chaucer = The First National Poet
6.Venerable Bede = The Father of English Learning.
7.Venerable Bede = The Father of English History
8.King Alfred the Great = The Father of English Prose
9.Aeschylus = The Father of Tragedy
10.Nicholas Udall = The First English Comedy Writer
11.Edmund Spenser = The Poet’s poet (by Charles Lamb)
12.Edmund Spenser = The Child of Renaissance
13.Edmund Spenser = The Bridge between Renaissance and Reformation
14.Gutenberg = The Father of Printing
15.William Caxton = Father of English Press
16.Francis Bacon = The Father of English Essay
17.John Wycliffe = The Morning Star of the Reformation
18.Christopher Marlowe = The Father of English Tragedy
19.William Shakespeare = Bard of Avon
20.William Shakespeare = The Father of English Drama
21.William Shakespeare = Sweet Swan of Avon
22.William Shakespeare = The Bard
23.Robert Burns = The Bard of Ayrshire (Scotland)
24.Robert Burns = The National Poet of Scotland
25.Robert Burns = Rabbie
26.Robert Burns = The Ploughman Poet
27.William Dunber = The Chaucer of Scotland
28.John Dryden = Father of English criticism
29.William of Newbury = Father of Historical Criticism
30.John Donne = Poet of love
31.John Donne = Metaphysical poet
32.John Milton = Epic poet
33.John Milton = The great master of verse
34.John Milton = Lady of the Christ College
35.John Milton = Poet of the Devil’s Party
36.John Milton = Master of the Grand style
38.John Milton = The Blind Poet of England
39.Alexander Pope = Mock heroic poet
40.William Wordsworth = The Worshipper of Nature
41.William Wordsworth = The High Priest of Nature
42.William Wordsworth = The Poet of Nature
43.William Wordsworth = The Lake Poet
44.William Wordsworth = Poet of Childhood
45.William Wordsworth = Egotistical Sublime
46.Samuel Taylor Coleridge = The Poet of Supernaturalism
47.Samuel Taylor Coleridge = Opium Eater
48.Coleridge & Wordsworth = The Father of Romanticism
49.Wordsworth, Coleridge, Southey = Lake Poets
50.Lord Byron = The Rebel Poet
51.Percy Bysshe Shelley = The Revolutionary Poet
52.Percy Bysshe Shelley = Poet of hope and
regeneration
53.John Keats = Poet of Beauty
54.William Blake = The Mystic Poet
55.John Keats = Chameleon Poet
56.Lord Alfred Tennyson = The Representative of the Victorian Era
57.George Bernard Shaw = The greatest modern dramatist
58.George Bernard Shaw = The Iconoclast
59.Jane Austen = Anti-romantic in Romantic age
60.Lindley Murray = Father of English Grammar
61.James Joyce = Father of English Stream of Conscious Novel
62.Edgar Allen Poe = Father of English Mystery play
63.Edgar Allen Poe = The Father of English Short Story
64.Henry Fielding = The Father of English Novel
65.Samuel Johnson = Father of English one Act Play
66.Sigmund Freud = A great Psycho-analyst
67.Robert Frost = The Poet of Terror
68. Francesco Petrarch = The Father of Sonnet (Italian)
69. Francesco Petrarch = The Father of Humanism
70.Sir Thomas Wyatt = The Father of English Sonnet
71.Henry Louis Vivian Derozio = The Father of Indian-Anglican Sonnet
72.William Hazlitt = Critic’s Critic
73.Charles Lamb = The Essay of Elia
74.Arthur Miller = Mulk Raj Anand of America
75.Addison = The voice of humanist Puritanism
76.Emerson = The Seneca of America
77.Mother Teresa = The Boon of Heaven
78.Thomas Nash = Young Juvenile
79.Thomas Decker = Fore-runner of Humorist
80.Homer = The Father of Epic Poetry
81.Homer = The Blind Poet
82. Henrick Ibsen = Father of Modern theatre
83. Rabindranath Tagore = Indian National Poet

84. Nissim Ezekiel = The Father of Indian English Poetry

Nobel Prize in English Literature

1907 – Rudyard Kipling -UK

1914- Rabindranath Tagore – India

1923- W.B.Yeats – Ireland

1925 – G.B.Shaw – UK

1930- sindair lewis -U.S

1932- John Galsworth – UK

1936- Eugene O’Neill – U.S

1938- Pearl S.Buck –  – US

1948- T.S.Eliot – UK & US

1949-William Faulkner – US

1950-Bertrand Russell-UK

1953- Winston Churchill -UK

1954-Earnest Hemingway – US

1962- John Steinbeck – US

1969- Samuel Beckett – Ireland

1973 – Patrick White – Australia (Born – Canada)

1976- Saul Bellow – US (born – Canada)

1983- William Golding – UK

1986- Wole  Soyinka- Nigeria

1987- Joseph Brodsky- US ( born – Soviet Union – Russian &English)

1991- Nadine Gordimer – South Africa

1992- Derek Walcott- Saint Lucio

1993- Toni Morrison – US

1995 – Seamus Heany – Ireland ( born- Northern Ireland)

2001- V.S .Naipaul -UK

2003- J.M. Australia – south Africa

2005- Harold Pinter -UK

2007- Doris Lessing – UK- zimbabve(born- Iran)

2013- Alice Munro – Canada

2016- Bob Dylan – US

2017- Kazuo Ishiguro- UK- (born – Japan)

No Noble prize – 1914, 1918 , 1935 , 1940 , 1941 , 1942 , 1943 , 2018

 Poet Laureates

1616-1637: Jonson
1638-1668: Sir William D’Avenant
1668-1689: Dryden (forced to leave the post)
1689-1692: Thomas Shadwell
1692-1715: Nahum Tate
1715- 1718-: Nicholas Rowe
1718-1730: Laurence Eusden
1730- 1757: Colley Cibber

1757-1785: William Whitehead
1785- 1790: Thomas Warton
1790-1813: Henry James Ape
1813- 1843: Southey
1843-1850: Wordsworth
1850-1892: Tennyson
1896-1913:Alfred Austin
1913- 1930: Robert Bridges
1930-1967: John Masefield
1968-1972: C.Day Lewis
1972-1984: Sir John Betjeman

1984-1998: Ted ‘Edward James’ Hughes
1999-2009:Andrew Motion(New post fixed for 10 years)

2009-2019: Carol Ann Duffy(1st woman poet laureate)