E-books: Literature

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

    Ancient Cultures of Conceit

    British University Fiction in the Post-War Years, 1st Edition

    By Ian Carter

    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…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Before Literature: The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word book cover

    Before Literature

    The Nature of Narrative Without the Written Word, 1st Edition

    By Sheila J. Nayar

    Before Literature examines storytelling that, whether due to historical, technological, or socio-economic circumstance, is neither shaped nor influenced by alphabetic literacy. How does a story unfold when carried solely in memory, when it cannot be written down or externally stored? What…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge

  • Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge book cover

    Poetic Encounters in the Americas

    Remarkable Bridge, 1st Edition

    By Peter Ramos

    Poetic Encounters in the Americas: Remarkable Bridge examines the ways in which U.S. and Latin American modernist canons have been in cross-cultural, mutually enabling conversation, especially through the act of literary translation. Examining eighteen U.S. and Latin American poets, my book is one…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in American Literature and Culture

  • Dickensian Affects: Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity book cover

    Dickensian Affects

    Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Gooch

    In Dickensian Affects: Charles Dickens and Feelings of Precarity, Joshua Gooch argues that Dickens’s novels offer models of feeling that illuminate the dissensions that accompany life’s precariousness under capitalism. By examining the role of violence, anxiety, surprise, and suspense in Dickens’s…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays book cover

    Preaching the Blues

    Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays, 1st Edition

    By Maisha S. Akbar

    Preaching the Blues: Black Feminist Performance in Lynching Plays examines several lynching plays to foreground black women’s performances as non-normative subjects who challenge white supremacist ideology. Maisha S. Akbar re-maps the study of lynching drama by examining plays that are contingent…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

  • Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity: Literacies of Masculinity book cover

    Gender, Sexuality, and the Cultural Politics of Men’s Identity

    Literacies of Masculinity, 1st Edition

    By Robert Mundy, Harry Denny

    This book considers mass media and contemporary cultural trends to examine masculinity at a point of unprecedented change. While sexual and gender politics have always been fraught, the long unexamined privilege associated with masculinity is now subject to intense scrutiny marked by a host of…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Narrative Authority and Homeostasis in the Novels of Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite book cover

    Narrative Authority and Homeostasis in the Novels of Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite

    1st Edition

    By Linda E. Chown

    This study, originally published in 1990, assesses a shift in the presentation of self-consciousness in two pairs of novels by Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite: 1) Lessing’s The Summer Before the Dark (1973) and Martín Gaite’s Retahílas (1974) and 2) Lessing’s The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974)…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Lord Jim book cover

    Lord Jim

    1st Edition

    By John Batchelor

    Published in 1900, Conrad’s Lord Jim can in many ways be seen as the first ‘modern’ novel. This important full study of the book, originally published in 1988, emphasizes the outstanding historical and artistic significance of Conrad’s masterpiece. John Batchelor pursues the ways in which Conrad…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Continental Perspectives on Community: Human Coexistence from Unity to Plurality book cover

    Continental Perspectives on Community

    Human Coexistence from Unity to Plurality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chantal Bax, Gert-Jan van der Heiden

    This volume explores the issues at the center of many historical and contemporary reflections on community and sociality in Continental philosophy. The essays reflect on the thought of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Levinas, Arendt, Derrida, Badiou, Fanon, Baldwin, Nancy, Agamben and Laruelle. Continental…

    eBook – 2019-10-02
    Routledge

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

    In Defence of Fantasy

    A Study of the Genre in English and American Literature since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Ann Swinfen

    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…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • Becoming a Woman Through Romance book cover

    Becoming a Woman Through Romance

    1st Edition

    By Linda K. Christian-Smith

    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,…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

  • The Unresolvable Plot: Reading Contemporary Fiction book cover

    The Unresolvable Plot

    Reading Contemporary Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    Originally published in 1988, the last few decades had seen the appearance of some brilliant and complex new kinds of fiction. The ambitious experiments of writers such as Greene, Garcia Márquez, Borges, Nabakov, Calvino, Beckett, Eco, Spark, Hoban, Murdoch, Bellow, Ozick, and Lessing among others…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

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