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Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction


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Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction (26 volume set) contains titles originally published between 1977 and 1997. It includes titles on the roles of women in literature, fantasy as a genre, a source guide to science fiction and many titles by renowned academics looking at specific novelists, the progression of their work and how it has been influential within modern fiction. Covering writers such as Iris Murdoch, John le Carré, Doris Lessing, Kurt Vonnegut and others, this collection will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary criticism.

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A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction

A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies: An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction

1st Edition

Edited By Marshall B. Tymn, Roger C. Schlobin, Lloyd W. Currey
October 18, 2019

Academic attention to science fiction and fantasy began in 1958, when the Modern Language Association scheduled its first seminar on science fiction at its New York meeting. Over the years science fiction emerged as a popular subject that achieved critical attention and acceptance as an academic ...

Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981

Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981

1st Edition

By Jane S. Bakerman, Mary Jean DeMarr
October 18, 2019

Originally published in 1983, this title lists and annotates reference sources which will help readers select primary materials useful in studies of the literary portraits of women and their societal roles. The years 1961 to 1981 were set as boundaries for this volume because the author’s initial ...

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Alain Robbe-Grillet

1st Edition

By John Fletcher
October 18, 2019

Alain Robbe-Grillet had traditionally been seen as an austere experimentalist in fiction, addicted to arid and interminable descriptions of objects like coffee pots, erasers and pieces of string. His own rather bellicose theoretical pronouncements were partly to blame for this unattractive picture,...

Ancient Cultures of Conceit British University Fiction in the Post-War Years

Ancient Cultures of Conceit: British University Fiction in the Post-War Years

1st Edition

By Ian Carter
October 18, 2019

The campus novel is one of the best loved forms of fiction in the post-war period. But what are its characteristic themes? What are its prejudices? And what does it take for granted? Originally published in 1990, this is the first study to connect literary, historical, and sociological aspects of ...

Becoming a Woman Through Romance

Becoming a Woman Through Romance

1st Edition

By Linda K. Christian-Smith
October 18, 2019

A woman is incomplete without a man, motherhood is a woman’s destiny, and a woman’s place is in the home. These conservative political themes are woven throughout teen romance fiction’s sagas of hearts and flowers. Using the theory and interpretive methods of feminism and cultural studies, ...

Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme

1st Edition

By Maurice Couturier, Régis Durand
October 18, 2019

In the early 1980s Donald Barthelme was widely recognized in the United States as one of the major figures in contemporary postmodernism, a key and central experimental writer. In this study, originally published in 1982, two leading critics present Donald Barthelme’s work in its most radical and ...

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

1st Edition

By Lorna Sage
October 18, 2019

Doris Lessing was one of the most impressive, prolific and vital of twentieth century writers. Her fiction is obsessed with the workings of cultural change and she radically extended the novel’s scope – most famously and influentially in The Golden Notebook – by questioning the realist tradition ...

E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow

1st Edition

By Paul Levine
October 18, 2019

During his lifetime E. L. Doctorow was a remarkable phenomenon among contemporary American novelists. He was a serious writer who was popular, a political writer who was a stylist, an original writer who was highly eclectic and an historical writer who invented the past. In this study, originally ...

In Defence of Fantasy A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945

In Defence of Fantasy: A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945

1st Edition

By Ann Swinfen
October 18, 2019

The modern fantasy novel might hardly seem to need a defence, but its position in contemporary literature in the 1980s was still rather ambivalent. Many post-war writers had produced highly successful fantasy novels, some phenomenal publishing successes had occurred in the field, and an increasing ...

Iris Murdoch Work for the Spirit

Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Dipple
October 18, 2019

Originally published in 1982, this brilliant study provides a perceptive and up-to-date assessment of the novels of Iris Murdoch, up to and including Nuns and Soldiers, published in 1980. The Fire and the Sun, her book on Plato, is also considered in depth. It is not a critical biography, but ...

Iris Murdoch

Iris Murdoch

1st Edition

By Richard Todd
October 18, 2019

Originally published in 1984, Iris Murdoch, widely regarded as one of the major British novelists of her generation at the time, was undoubtedly one of the most popular and prolific, having published twenty-one novels since 1954 (she went on to write many more). But the course of her ...

John Fowles

John Fowles

1st Edition

By Peter Conradi
October 18, 2019

John Fowles had gained great popularity as a contemporary novelist on both sides of the Atlantic. In this comprehensive study of his work, originally published in 1982, Peter Conradi relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction at the time. Conradi sees him ...

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