Literature: Literary History

  • Escape into a Labyrinth: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way book cover

    Escape into a Labyrinth

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way, 1st Edition

    By Benita A. Moore

    This title, originally published in 1988, examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Catholic roots and his repudiation of those roots in pursuit of the American dream. The study aims to suggest that an investigation of Fitzgerald’s basic cultural and religious milieu might illuminate what he wrote, and may…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18
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    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • John Petts and the Caseg Press book cover

    John Petts and the Caseg Press

    1st Edition

    By Alison Smith

    This title was first published in 2000:  John Petts (1914-1991) is one of the outstanding wood-engravers of the twentieth century. His stunning prints featuring Welsh mountains and the people who live amongst them reflect his deep concern for the history of the land and are distinguished by…

    Paperback – 2019-06-12
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (1988): English Writing 1360-1430 book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (1988)

    English Writing 1360-1430, 1st Edition

    By David Aers

    First published in 1988, David Aers explores the treatment of community, gender, and individual identity in English writing between 1360 and 1430, focusing on Margery Kempe, Langland, Chaucer, and the poet of Sir Gawain. He shows how these texts deal with questions about gender, the making of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Shakespeare and Feminist Criticism (1991): An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Shakespeare and Feminist Criticism (1991)

    An Annotated Bibliography and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Philip C Kolin

    First published in 1991, this book is the first annotated bibliography of feminist Shakespeare criticism from 1975 to 1988 — a period that saw a remarkable amount of ground-breaking work. While the primary focus is on feminist studies of Shakespeare, it also includes wide-ranging works on language,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955): Laureate of Peace book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955)

    Laureate of Peace, 1st Edition

    By G. Wilson Knight

    First published in 1955, this exegesis on the writings of Alexander Pope reveals the technical felicities of his poetry, and is the first to be devoted to the great meaning inherent in his work. One section, which has appeared before and did much to redirect the study of Pope, has been thoroughly…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Neglected Powers (1971): Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Neglected Powers (1971)

    Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature, 1st Edition

    By G. Wilson Knight

    First published in 1971, Professor Knight’s book draws analytic attention to poets including Tennyson, Masefield, and Brooke, who are shown to hold a dimension of meaning previously ignored or misunderstood. Homage is paid to John Cowper Powys as one of the foremost seers of the modern age. A…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: English Literature (1962): Values and Traditions book cover

    Routledge Revivals: English Literature (1962)

    Values and Traditions, 1st Edition

    By B. Ifor Evans

    First published in 1962, this book is a reflection on Sir Ifor Evans’s well-known A Short History of English Literature. In this reflective study, Evans wonders if it is possible to trace permanent elements in such a huge and varied mass of writings? As he moves from the Anglo-Saxon Caedmon to T.S…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century (1933) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: English Poetry in the Later Nineteenth Century (1933)

    1st Edition

    By B. Ifor Evans

    First published in 1933, this study, which underwent revision in the 1960s, is a comprehensive survey of the verse of English nineteenth-century poets whose work appeared after 1860. A special feature is the full and critical treatment of minor writers. In no other book is their work so carefully…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Chaucer, Langland, and the Creative Imagination (1980) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Chaucer, Langland, and the Creative Imagination (1980)

    1st Edition

    By David Aers

    First published in 1980, this study of two renowned later fourteenth century English poets, Chaucer and Langland, concentrates on some major and representative aspects of their work. Aers shows that, in contrast to the mass conventional writing of the period, which was happy to accept and propagate…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Gulliver and the Gentle Reader (1991): Studies in Swift and Our Time book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Gulliver and the Gentle Reader (1991)

    Studies in Swift and Our Time, 1st Edition

    By C J Rawson

    Originally published in 1973, Gulliver and the Gentle Reader critically examines the writing of Jonathan Swift. The book is predominately concerned with what Rawson coins ‘the "unofficial" energies’ which work below the surface of Swift’s conscious themes. Alongside this discussion, Rawson provides…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas book cover

    The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ármann Jakobsson, Sverrir Jakobsson

    The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
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  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
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