Ahmed Ali, founder Pakistan Academy of Letters, co-founder All India Progressive Writer's Movement & Association 1933-36, established diplomatic relations with China & Pakistan's embassy in Peking, 1951; novelist, poet, short story writer, scholar.
Speech and writing form the basis of much modern critical thinking, but there is little consensus about what they are or whether there is any essential difference between them. In this book, Fielding explores the concepts of nationality and culture in the context of 19th-century Scottish fiction, namely Walter Scott, James Hogg, R.L. Stevenson and Margaret Oliphant. Through this exploration, she concludes that the differences between speech and writing are created by social forces.
The Drama in the Text argues that Beckett's late fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. In Beckett's haunting prose work the reader turns listener, collaborating with the sound of words to elucidate meaning from the silence of the universe. Enoch Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the entire Western cultural heritage. Brater serves as an authoritative and persuasive guide to the rich texture of such a difficult but compelling vocabulary, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility.