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Studies in Major Literary Authors


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Studies in Major Literary Authors features outstanding scholarship on celebrated and neglected authors of both canonical and lesser-known texts.

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The Magic Lantern Representations of the Double in Dickens

The Magic Lantern: Representations of the Double in Dickens

1st Edition

By Maria Cristina Paganoni
June 08, 2015

The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era....

This Composite Voice The Role of W.B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry

This Composite Voice: The Role of W.B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry

1st Edition

By Mark A. Bauer
June 30, 2020

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Joycean Frames Film and the Fiction of James Joyce

Joycean Frames: Film and the Fiction of James Joyce

1st Edition

By Thomas Burkdall
August 14, 2015

Employing concepts from film theory, this much-needed study explores in-depth the "cinematic" quality of James Joyce's fiction from Dubliners to Finnegan's Wake....

Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

1st Edition

By Michael Vicario
August 12, 2014

Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’ ...

Henry James as a Biographer A Self Among Others

Henry James as a Biographer: A Self Among Others

1st Edition

By Willie Tolliver
August 01, 2016

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism

William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism

1st Edition

By Paul Abeln
July 22, 2016

Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to ...

James Merrill Knowing Innocence

James Merrill: Knowing Innocence

1st Edition

By Reena Sastri
April 27, 2016

James Merrill: Knowing Innocence reevaluates the achievement of this important poet by showing how he takes up an old paradigm – innocence – and reinvents it in response to new historical, scientific, and cultural developments including the bomb, contemporary cosmology, and the question of agency. ...

Philip Roth Considered The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer

Philip Roth Considered: The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer

1st Edition

By Steven Milowitz
January 20, 2016

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency

George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency

1st Edition

By Anthony Stewart
December 18, 2015

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Henry Miller and Religion

Henry Miller and Religion

1st Edition

By Thomas Nesbit
October 29, 2015

This study argues that this previously banned author devoted his entire life to articulating a religion of self-liberation in his autobiographical books, examining his life and work within the context of fringe religious movements that were linked with the avant-garde in New York City and Paris at ...

The Pusher and the Sufferer An Unsentimental Reading of

The Pusher and the Sufferer: An Unsentimental Reading of "Moby Dick"

1st Edition

By Suzanne Stein
August 25, 2015

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Somewhat on the Community System Representations of Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Somewhat on the Community System: Representations of Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

1st Edition

By Andrew Loman
June 08, 2015

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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