Literature: Introductory Literary Studies

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    Engagements with Shakespearean Drama

    1st Edition

    By William Walker

    Rather than treating the plays as objects to be studied, described and interpreted, Engagements with Shakespearean Drama 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…

    Paperback – 2019-04-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • 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 and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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    The Epic

    1st Edition

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy book cover

    Comedy

    1st Edition

    By Moelwyn Merchant

    First published in 1972, this work pursues the question ‘what is comedy?’ In its quest for an answer it explores critical theory, psychology, sociology and metaphysics. It also examines the classical origins of comedy, different kinds of comedy, the rituals of comedy, its relationship with other…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Satire book cover

    Satire

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Symbolism book cover

    Symbolism

    1st Edition

    By Charles Chadwick

    First published in 1971, this work provides a helpful introduction to the French Symbolism movement. After an introduction to the defining ideas of the movement, it explores five key Symbolist writers: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Valéry. The book concludes with a discussion of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Allegory book cover

    Allegory

    1st Edition

    By John MacQueen

    First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Expressionism book cover

    Expressionism

    1st Edition

    By R. S. Furness

    First published in 1973, this book provides a helpful introduction to expressionism in literature. After providing a helpful introduction to the origins and defining characteristics of expressionism, the book traces the movement in Germany from 1900 through to the 1920s and its dissemination across…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Modern Verse Drama book cover

    Modern Verse Drama

    1st Edition

    By Arnold P. Hinchliffe

    First published in 1977, this book provides a clear and well-illustrated analysis of modern verse drama. It studies the work of its chief exponents, T. S. Eliot and Christopher Fry, as well as the genre’s place in the development of modern theatre. It particular focuses on the effect that verse…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Melodrama book cover

    Melodrama

    1st Edition

    By James L. Smith

    First published in 1973, this book explores the genre of melodrama. After discussing the defining characteristics of melodrama, the book examines the dramatic structures of the two major and contrasting emotions presented in melodrama: triumph and defeat. It concludes with a reflection on the ways…

    Paperback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Myth book cover

    Myth

    1st Edition

    By K. K. Ruthven

    First published in 1976, this book provides a helpful introduction to the study of myth as a concept and its relationship to literature. It examines historically some of the leading theories concerning the nature and origins of myth and, with reference to a wide variety of texts, illustrates the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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