Cambria Press congratulates Professor Janis Haswell on the recent rave review by Transnational Literature of her two-volume book, Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters. The first volume delves into the early years 1940–1965, and the second volume examines the years 1966–1978.
The book review journal is a testament to how Professor’s Haswell’s painstaking work is a major contribution to the literary field. It states that “the letters continually illuminate details of his work as a novelist, his self-conscious and perceptive evaluations of his and others’ work, and the experiences that shaped his fiction … the letters offer us a valuable biographical window onto Scott’s work methods and ideas, as well as the everyday life of a postwar English writer. Those interested in Scott, and in postwar fiction more broadly, will find much to appreciate in Janis Haswell’s admirably annotated volumes.”
The Times Literary Supplement also praises the book for being “an important addition to the growing body of scholarship about a writer who lived for his art.”
See also the Stanford University Book Haven blog piece.
Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet: A Life in Letters is an important book for all literature collections.
The two-volume collection can be purchased separately.