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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature


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From Joyce to Rushdie, Modernism to Food Writing, Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Literature looks at both the literature and culture of the 20th century. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside religion, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, travel, class, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Japanese-American Literature through the Prism of Acculturation

Japanese-American Literature through the Prism of Acculturation

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By Małgorzata Jarmołowicz-Dziekońska
April 28, 2023

The 20th century reality in the Unites States was harsh for Japanese immigrants who attempted to settle down and follow their dreams in the new land. Prejudice and discrimination against the newcomers, rife among Americans, were exacerbated by the ramifications of World War II events, including ...

How We Experience Modern Verse

How We Experience Modern Verse

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By Eric Purchase
March 31, 2023

Poetry moves us. Sometimes a poem changes our life... Then we analyze it as a cultural artifact with no special connection to us. An extensive critical apparatus enables us to develop sophisticated interpretations, but we dismiss as "idiosyncratic" even life-changing experiences of poetry. We need ...

Joyce as Theory Hermeneutic Ethics in Derrida, Lacan, and Finnegans Wake

Joyce as Theory: Hermeneutic Ethics in Derrida, Lacan, and Finnegans Wake

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By Gabriel Renggli
February 28, 2023

Joyce as Theory is the first study to argue James Joyce can be read as a theorist. Joyce is not just a favourite case study of literary theory; he wrote about how we make meaning, and to what effect. The present volume traces his hermeneutics in those narratives in Finnegans Wake which deal with ...

Postcolonial Realism and the Concept of the Political

Postcolonial Realism and the Concept of the Political

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By Eli Park Sorensen
January 09, 2023

As the scholarly world attunes itself once again to the specifically political, this book rethinks the political significance of literary realism within a postcolonial context. Generally, postcolonial studies has either ignored realism or criticized it as being naïve, anachronistic, deceptive, or ...

William Faulkner and Mortality A Fine Dead Sound

William Faulkner and Mortality: A Fine Dead Sound

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By Ahmed Honeini
January 09, 2023

William Faulkner and Mortality is the first full-length study of mortality in William Faulkner’s fiction. The book challenges earlier, influential scholarly considerations of death in Faulkner’s work that claimed that writing was his authorial method of ‘saying No to death’. Through close-readings ...

Authors and Art Movements of the Twentieth Century Painterly Poetics

Authors and Art Movements of the Twentieth Century: Painterly Poetics

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By Declan Lloyd
December 30, 2022

This book explores the great influence of twentieth-century artists and art movements on many major writers of the twentieth century. It focuses in particular on four seminal writers who were strongly influenced by very different movements: they are Gertrude Stein and Cubism, William S. Burroughs ...

Boasian Verse The Poetic and Ethnographic Work of Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead

Boasian Verse: The Poetic and Ethnographic Work of Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead

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By Philipp Schweighauser
November 30, 2022

Boasian Verse explores the understudied poetic output of three major twentieth-century anthropologists: Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict, and Margaret Mead. Providing a comparative analysis of their anthropological and poetic works, this volume explores the divergent representations of cultural others ...

The Life and Works of Korean Poet Kim Myŏng-sun The Flower Dream of a Woman Born Too Soon

The Life and Works of Korean Poet Kim Myŏng-sun: The Flower Dream of a Woman Born Too Soon

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By Jung Ja Choi
November 30, 2022

The Life and Works of Korean Poet Kim Myŏng-sun offers an introduction to Korea’s first modern woman writer to publish a collection of creative works, Kim Myŏng-sun (1896–ca. 1954). Despite attempts by male contemporaries to assassinate her character, Kim was an outspoken writer and an early ...

Valencian Folktales Enric Valor

Valencian Folktales: Enric Valor

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By Paul Scott Derrick, Maria-Lluïsa Gea-Valor
November 30, 2022

Enric Valor is one of the most important Valencian authors of the 20th century. This selection of his highly popular rondalles (folk tales) will for the first time introduce his work to an English-speaking audience. At a time when Catalan was under threat from the cultural bulldozer of the Franco ...

On the Avenue of the Mystery The Postwar Counterculture in Novels and Film

On the Avenue of the Mystery: The Postwar Counterculture in Novels and Film

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By Gary Hentzi
October 21, 2022

This volume is a study of eight major novels from the postwar period (1945–65) in conjunction with the films made from them during a later period of a little less than three decades straddling the millennium (1985–2012). The comparison of these novels (by Ken Kesey, Paul Bowles, Carson McCullers, ...

Memory, Voice, and Identity Muslim Women’s Writing from across the Middle East

Memory, Voice, and Identity: Muslim Women’s Writing from across the Middle East

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Edited By Feroza Jussawalla, Doaa Omran
September 26, 2022

Muslim women have been stereotyped by Western academia as oppressed and voiceless. This volume problematizes this Western academic representation. Muslim Women Writers from the Middle East from Out al-Kouloub al-Dimerdashiyyah (1899–1968) and Latifa al-Zayat (1923–1996) from Egypt, to current ...

Ernest Hemingway and the Fluidity of Gender A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Selected Works

Ernest Hemingway and the Fluidity of Gender: A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Selected Works

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By Tania Chakravertty
September 22, 2022

Ernest Hemingway and the Fluidity of Gender presents fresh insight into the gender issues and sexual ambiguities that have always been present in Hemingway’s work, utilising a variety of historical, socio-cultural and biographical contexts. Offering a close analysis of the gender issues and sexual ...

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