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  • Gogol book cover

    Gogol

    1st Edition

    By Janko Lavrin

    This book, first published in 1926, aimed to introduce to English readers to a great and complex foreign writer in as simple terms as possible. As this was the first extensive study of Gogol in English, the author chiefly considered the general characteristics of the man and his work. This book…

    eBook – 2015-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes book cover

    Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pierre Brunel

    First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether…

    eBook – 2015-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • An Introduction to the Russian Novel book cover

    An Introduction to the Russian Novel

    1st Edition

    By Janko Lavrin

    In this book, first published in 1943, Janko Lavrin provides an overview of the development of the Russian novel by placing the great Russian novelists – Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Gorky, Gogol – in relation to their native literature and their social, political and cultural backgrounds. An…

    eBook – 2015-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audience book cover

    Shakespeare and the Awareness of Audience

    1st Edition

    By Ralph Berry

    This book, first published in 1985, explores the consciousness and the experience of Shakespeare’s audience. First describing the stage’s physical impact, Ralph Berry then goes on to explore the social or tribal consciousness of the audience in certain plays. The title finishes by examining the…

    eBook – 2015-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Love's Labour's Lost: Critical Essays book cover

    Love's Labour's Lost

    Critical Essays, 1st Edition

    By Felicia Hardison Londre

    This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis;…

    eBook – 2015-07-17
    Routledge
    Shakespeare Criticism

  • Essays on Fiction 1971-82 (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Essays on Fiction 1971-82 (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished…

    eBook – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Second Book of Broadsheets (Routledge Revivals): With an Introduction by Geoffrey Dawson book cover

    A Second Book of Broadsheets (Routledge Revivals)

    With an Introduction by Geoffrey Dawson, 1st Edition

    By Various

    This book, together with A Book of Broadsheets makes up an anthology of the 1915 broadsheets distributed by The Times to members of H.M. Forces serving in the trenches of World War I. The volume contains a wide variety of rich literature from before the war and was designed to give soldiers…

    eBook – 2015-06-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: A Book of Broadsheets

  • The Living Milton (Routledge Revivals): Essays by Various Hands book cover

    The Living Milton (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays by Various Hands, 1st Edition

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    Various aspects of Milton are explored in this collection of essays by scholars whose reputations were, at the time of publication in 1960, perhaps largely based on their writings on more modern subjects. This had the advantage of demonstrating that Milton as a poet is "alive" and that other…

    eBook – 2014-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Continuities (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Continuities (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    Continuities, first published in 1968, is a collection of reviews by Frank Kermode that appeared from 1962 to 1967. Kermode discusses a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, including T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Wallace Stevens, Edmund Wilson, and Wallace Stevens. History and politics are two…

    eBook – 2014-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Puzzles and Epiphanies (Routledge Revivals): Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 book cover

    Puzzles and Epiphanies (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays and Reviews 1958-1961, 1st Edition

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    This book, first published in 1962, is a collection of twenty-four essays written by Frank Kermode between 1958 and early 1961, and are all concerned with criticism and fiction. Puzzles and Epiphanies: Essays and Reviews 1958-1961 includes essays on the works of James Joyce, William Golding, E. M.…

    eBook – 2014-10-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Romanticism book cover

    Romanticism

    1st Edition

    By Cynthia Chase

    The essays in this volume have all been carefully chosen by Cynthia Chase to exemplify the most important strands in contemporary critical thought on Romantic literature, in particular the best of recent feminist, deconstructive, and new historicist writing. They include contributions from critics…

    eBook – 2014-09-25
    Routledge
    Longman Critical Readers

  • A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Brown

    That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret or relate to – moral pollution, the authority of oracles, classical ideas of geography – as…

    eBook – 2014-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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