Literature: Introductory Literary Studies

  • The Future of Reading book cover

    The Future of Reading

    1st Edition

    By Eric Purchase

    Why do we read?  What happens to our imaginations when we read?  To our knowledge?  What creative forces are unleashed?  What are the wider implications of all of this? In a truly engaging and accessible style, The Future of Reading looks at the very experience of reading; not just the consumption…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Engagements with Shakespearean Drama book cover

    Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespeare examines precisely what about Shakespeare’s plays is so special – why they continue to be discussed and performed all around the world. This book highlights the importance of our…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • Revival: Reality and Fiction in Modern Japanese Literature (1980) book cover

    Revival: Reality and Fiction in Modern Japanese Literature (1980)

    1st Edition

    By Noriko Mizuta Lippit

    This title was first published in 1980.…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua book cover

    Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua

    1st Edition

    By Florence Chia-Ying Yeh

    Renjian Cihua is a masterpiece in Chinese literary criticism written by Wang Guowei, a famous scholar in the study of Chinese classics. It is also one of the most influential academic works in China from the late Qing Dynasty to the present. This book contains two parts. The first part is the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism book cover

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

    1st Edition

    By Linda Wagner-Martin

    The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the…

    Paperback – 2018-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Introductions to American Literature

  • Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism book cover

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Barry Laga

    Using Key Passages to Understand Literature, Theory and Criticism is a completely fresh and innovative approach to teaching and learning literary theory: using short passages of theory to make sense of literary and cultural texts. It focuses on the key concepts that help readers understand…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01
    Routledge

  • Close Reading: The Basics book cover

    Close Reading: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By David Greenham

    Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Pastoral book cover

    Pastoral

    1st Edition

    By Peter V. Marinelli

    First published in 1971, this book explores the theme of the pastoral in literature and the way in which it adapts itself to various forms. It examines some of the ways in which it has manifested itself, such as ‘the golden age’, ‘Arcadia’, ‘Sparta’ and childhood, whilst also identifying the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-11
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Metaphor book cover

    Metaphor

    1st Edition

    By Terence Hawkes

    First published in 1972, this work examines the complex concept of metaphor. It defines the term by placing the various key ideas about the nature of metaphor in their literary and social context, and in doing so, it traces the developing history of the concept. This account has considerable range,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse book cover

    Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse

    1st Edition

    By G. S. Fraser

    First published in 1970, this work outlines the principles of English prosody in a way that will enable the reader to recognise and scan any piece of English verse. It illustrates the close relationship between English speech patterns and verse patterns, and the primary importance of the phenomenon…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Making and Seeing Modern Texts book cover

    Making and Seeing Modern Texts

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Locke Hart

    Making and Seeing Modern Texts explores the poetics of texts through a close reading and analysis across the genres of poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction travel literature and theory. This volume demonstrates that prose, as much as poetry, share the making and seeing of language, literary practice…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Medieval Literature: The Basics book cover

    Medieval Literature: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Angela Jane Weisl, Anthony Joseph Cunder

    Medieval Literature: The Basics is an engaging introduction to this fascinating body of literature. The volume breaks down the variety of genres used in the corpus of medieval literature and makes these texts accessible to readers. It engages with the familiarities present in the narratives and…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20
    Routledge
    The Basics

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