E-books: Literature

  • E. L. Doctorow book cover

    E. L. Doctorow

    1st Edition

    By Paul Levine

    During his lifetime E. L. Doctorow was a remarkable phenomenon among contemporary American novelists. He was a serious writer who was popular, a political writer who was a stylist, an original writer who was highly eclectic and an historical writer who invented the past. In this study, originally…

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

  • Kurt Vonnegut book cover

    Kurt Vonnegut

    1st Edition

    By Jerome Klinkowitz

    Drawing on his experiences as a young man in the Great Depression and the Second World War, Kurt Vonnegut created a new style of fiction responsive to the post-war world and unique in its appeal to both popular audiences and avant-garde critics. His work was profoundly innovative and yet perfectly…

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

  • Notebooks/Memoirs/Archives: Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing book cover

    Notebooks/Memoirs/Archives

    Reading and Rereading Doris Lessing, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jenny Taylor

    Since The Grass is Singing was published in 1950, Doris Lessing has commanded a widespread and heterogeneous readership. Written from a feminist political perspective, and employing diverse modes of critical analysis, the present volume, originally published in 1982, aims to combine detailed…

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

  • Thomas Pynchon book cover

    Thomas Pynchon

    1st Edition

    By Tony Tanner

    Thomas Pynchon is now recognized as a major contemporary novelist and perhaps the most important American writer since Melville. His work is both richly imaginative and amazingly erudite and can be compared, in its complexity, linguistic playfulness and experimentation and wealth of allusion, to…

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

  • Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981 book cover

    Adolescent Female Portraits in the American Novel 1961-1981

    1st Edition

    By Jane S. Bakerman, Mary Jean DeMarr

    Originally published in 1983, this title lists and annotates reference sources which will help readers select primary materials useful in studies of the literary portraits of women and their societal roles. The years 1961 to 1981 were set as boundaries for this volume because the author’s initial…

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

  • John le Carré book cover

    John le Carré

    1st Edition

    By Eric Homberger

    Since the heyday of Ian Fleming’s fantasy superspy James Bond, the novels of John le Carré have held up to readers across the world a sombre, fascinating picture of decline, deception and ethical ambiguity. In this study, originally published in 1986, the first to include an interpretation of A…

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

  • The Myth of Superwoman: Women's Bestsellers in France and the United States book cover

    The Myth of Superwoman

    Women's Bestsellers in France and the United States, 1st Edition

    By Resa L. Dudovitz

    Reviled by critics but loved by the readers, the bestseller has until recently provoked little serious critical interest. In The Myth of Superwoman, originally published in 1990, Resa Dudovitz looks at this international phenomenon, particularly at the origins of the bestseller system in the United…

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

  • John Fowles book cover

    John Fowles

    1st Edition

    By Peter Conradi

    John Fowles had gained great popularity as a contemporary novelist on both sides of the Atlantic. In this comprehensive study of his work, originally published in 1982, Peter Conradi relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction at the time. Conradi sees him…

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

  • On Deification and Sacred Eloquence: Richard Rolle and Julian of Norwich book cover

    On Deification and Sacred Eloquence

    Richard Rolle and Julian of Norwich, 1st Edition

    By Louise Nelstrop

    This book considers the place of deification in the writings of Julian of Norwich and Richard Rolle, two of the fourteenth-century English Mystics. It argues that, as a consequence of a belief in deification, both produce writing that is helpfully viewed as sacred eloquence. The book begins by…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism

  • John Crowne: His Life and Dramatic Works book cover

    John Crowne

    His Life and Dramatic Works, 1st Edition

    By Arthur Franklin White

    Originally published in 1922, this book gives an account of the life and dramatic works of the now little known and less studied Restoration playwright, John Crowne. The study consists of three parts. In the first, the author has traced the life of Crowne more minutely than has hitherto been…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The British Stake In Japanese Modernity: Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism book cover

    The British Stake In Japanese Modernity

    Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gardiner

    This book describes firstly a Japanese modernity which is readable not only as a modernising, but also as a Britishing, and secondly modernist attempts to overhaul this British universalism in some well-known and some less-known Japanese texts. From the mid-nineteenth century, and particularly as…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment book cover

    The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Franklin Lewis, Mónica Bolufer Peruga, Catherine M. Jaffe

    The Routledge Companion to the Hispanic Enlightenment is an interdisciplinary volume that brings together an international team of contributors to provide a unique transnational overview of the Hispanic Enlightenment, integrating both Spain and Latin America. Challenging the usual conceptions of…

    eBook – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions to Hispanic and Latin American Studies

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