E-books: Literature

  • 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

  • Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit book cover

    Iris Murdoch

    Work for the Spirit, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    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…

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

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    Iris Murdoch

    1st Edition

    By Richard Todd

    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…

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

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

    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

    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…

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

  • Alain Robbe-Grillet book cover

    Alain Robbe-Grillet

    1st Edition

    By John Fletcher

    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,…

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

  • Novelists in Interview book cover

    Novelists in Interview

    1st Edition

    By John Haffenden

    Originally published in 1985, fourteen foremost writers of fiction give detailed accounts of their writings in this absorbing collection by John Haffenden, whom The Sunday Times has applauded for having ‘perfected’ the art of the literary interview. Bringing together discussions with a wide range…

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

  • Patrick White book cover

    Patrick White

    1st Edition

    By John Colmer

    Patrick White is a giant among the moderns. His massive novels, which chart the lonely paths to truth, challenge orthodox notions about fiction and reality. He has created a wholly new kind of prose to embody his prophetic visions of truth and his fierce denunciations of modern society. Originally…

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

  • Margaret Drabble book cover

    Margaret Drabble

    1st Edition

    By Joanne V. Creighton

    Margaret Drabble is a writer who plays a lively role in both popular and literary culture. Widely read and studied throughout the world her novels attract both the general reader and the literary critic. Originally published in 1985, Joanne Creighton examines this phenomenon and places particular…

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

  • Stories of Resilience in Childhood: Narratives of Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, John Edgar Wideman and Tobias Wolff book cover

    Stories of Resilience in Childhood

    Narratives of Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, John Edgar Wideman and Tobias Wolff, 1st Edition

    By Daniel D. Challener

    What helps a child overcome extraordinary obstacles? Why do some children surmount many difficulties and go on to live fulfilling lives while other children who face similar difficulties end up living desperate, sad lives? What helps children beat the odds? What builds resilience in children? These…

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

  • Magical Realism and the Fantastic: Resolved versus Unresolved Antinomy book cover

    Magical Realism and the Fantastic

    Resolved versus Unresolved Antinomy, 1st Edition

    By Amaryll Beatrice Chanady

    Every reader of literature interprets the literary text on the basis of information they have acquired from previous reading, and according to norms they have established, either consciously or not, with regard to a work of literature. In this study, originally published in 1985, the author…

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

  • Donald Barthelme book cover

    Donald Barthelme

    1st Edition

    By Maurice Couturier, Régis Durand

    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…

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

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