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Fairies fascinate young and old alike. To some they offer tantalizing glimpses of other worlds, to others a subversive counterpoint to human arrogance and weakness. Like no other author, Katharine Briggs throughout her work communicated the thrill and delight of the world of fairies, and in this…
Paperback – 2002-06-19
Blake was a visionary like no other. To some, like William Wordsworth, the only explanation for the remarkable spiritual world Blake witnessed and brought to life in his books was 'insane genius'. Although such a view persisted well into the twentieth century, this is the pivotal work which…
Paperback – 2002-06-12
For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time gently pokes fun at artists' own, often inflated, self-image. He…
Paperback – 2001-10-11
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…
Hardback – 2015-07-27
First published in 1985, this bibliography focuses on the works of S. J. Perelman as a humorist, author, and screenwriter. It is divided into two major sections: "Works by S. J. Perelman" and "Critical Responses". Within each section, there are subdivisions which focus on various areas of S. J.…
Hardback – 2015-07-27
First published in 1992, this book focuses on the oeuvre of S. J. Perelman. Taken together, the essays included serve as an introduction to this important humorist’s work, both in terms of the specific short prose pieces, plays, and films examined and as an overview of his lengthy professional…
Hardback – 2015-07-27
What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? This Thing Called Literature is not only an essential guide to the study of literature but an eloquent defense of the discipline. In this exclusive interview Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle give us an insight into their new book.
With the rapid growth of scientific and vocational courses, and with students wanting tangible rewards from their degrees, Bennett and Royle show us why Literature still holds a crucial place in society.
Introducing Comparative Literature is already garnering outstanding reviews, with one reviewer calling it ‘provocative and refreshing’. We spoke to authors César Domínguez, Haun Saussy and Darío Villanueva to find out a bit more about the book and their own interests in comparative literature.
What do habit, Buddhism, bioethics and gothic literature have in common? Each are the subject of one of our Outstanding Academic Titles as picked by Choice magazine!
We've had 32 titles chosen as Outstanding Academic Titles, and we've made excerpts from four of these titles free to view - On Habit, Bioethics: the Basics, The Gothic World and Buddhism Goes to the Movies. Each excerpt contains the first chapter to give a flavour of the book, so what are you waiting for?
If you want to see more of the Outstanding Academic Titles from Routledge, you can view them all here.
‘For anyone who wants to understand contemporary cultural theory, Critical Theory Today is the undisputed starting point for that understanding.’ - Todd McGowan, The University of Vermont, USA
Critical Theory Today is well regarded as one of the best introductions to critical theory available. Following the recent publication of the third edition we asked author Lois Tyson to give us an insight into the book.
Routledge is pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Acumen Publishing. With over 500 outstanding titles in Philosophy, Religion, Archaeology, and Classical Studies joining our publishing program, we now have even more solutions for your teaching and research needs.
Routledge is pleased to welcome Pickering & Chatto to our distinguished list of research and reference lists, effective July 1, 2015.