Literature: Literary History

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    Dictionary of Riddles

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Bryant

    Originally published in 1990, Dictionary of Riddles is a collection of nearly 1500 of the most cryptic and entertaining riddles from history. Drawn from sources throughout the world, the collection ranges from earthy medieval jokes about fleas, worms and vegetables to the sophisticated puzzles…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals 20th Century Literature Bundle book cover

    Routledge Revivals 20th Century Literature Bundle

    1st Edition

    By Various

    This bundle brings together 31 prominent works examining and exploring areas of 20th literature. The collection covers an incredibly changeable and diverse period, and the volumes included range in topic from the beginning of the early 20th century, right through to volumes on more current writers…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave book cover

    Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave

    1st Edition

    By Maryna Romanets

    Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions explores the aggressive sexualization of the Ukrainian cultural mainstream after the collapse of the USSR as a counter-reaction to the Soviet state's totalitarian, repressive politics of the body. While the book's introduction includes concise sections on such…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Chronicling Ben-Hur’s Climb, 1880-1924 book cover

    Chronicling Ben-Hur’s Climb, 1880-1924

    1st Edition

    By Barbara Ryan

    First published in 1880, Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur is one of the best-selling novels of all time. Employing analytical strategies from the fields of literature, fan studies, reception history, and media research, Barbara Ryan traces Ben-Hur’s popularity from 1880 to 1924. She analyzes fan mail as well…

    Hardback – 2019-05-09 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Conceptualisation and Exposition: A Theory of Character Construction book cover

    Conceptualisation and Exposition

    A Theory of Character Construction, 1st Edition

    By Lina Varotsi

    While the concept of the fictional character has been widely discussed at interdisciplinary level, a foundational theory of character creation is yet to follow. As a result, creative writing students and beginner writers refer to post-construction analysis, as well as the step-by-step advice often…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Edward Lloyd and His World: Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain book cover

    Edward Lloyd and His World

    Popular Fiction, Politics and the Press in Victorian Britain, 1st Edition

    By Rohan McWilliam, Sarah Louise Lill

    The publisher Edward Lloyd (1815-1890) helped shape Victorian popular culture in ways that have left a legacy that lasts right up to today. He was a major pioneer of both popular fiction and journalism but has never received extended scholarly investigation until now. Lloyd shaped the modern…

    Hardback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Limited Shakespeare: The Reason of Finitude book cover

    Limited Shakespeare

    The Reason of Finitude, 1st Edition

    By Julián Jiménez Heffernan

    Shakespeare’s poetic-dramatic worlds are inescapably limited. There is always, in his poems and plays, a force (a contingent drive, a pre-textual undertow, a rational-critical momentum, an ironic stance, the deflections of error) coercing plot and meaning to their end. By examining the work of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Sexual Privatism in British Romantic Writing: A Public of One book cover

    Sexual Privatism in British Romantic Writing

    A Public of One, 1st Edition

    By Adam Komisaruk

    The Romantic age, though often associated with free erotic expression, was ambivalent about what if anything sex had to do with the public sphere. Late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century British texts often repressed the very sexual energies they claimed to be bringing into the open. The…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Romanticism

  • Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness book cover

    Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness

    1st Edition

    By Todd O. Williams

    Christina Rossetti’s Environmental Consciousness takes a cognitive ecocritical approach to Rossetti’s writing as it developed throughout her career. This study provides a unique understanding of Rossetti’s identity as an artist through a cognitive model while also engaging significantly with her…

    Hardback – 2019-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Agamben’s Political Ontology of Nudity in Literature and Art book cover

    Agamben’s Political Ontology of Nudity in Literature and Art

    1st Edition

    By Frances Restuccia

    This volume develops the central (though neglected) Agambenian concept of nudity along with its crucial political implications. The book discovers within The Use of Bodies a philosophical path to Agamben’s "ontology of nudity," as it is subtended by his notion of the messianic—a dual temporality of…

    Hardback – 2019-05-24 
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • Threatened Masculinity from British Fiction to Cold-War German Cinema book cover

    Threatened Masculinity from British Fiction to Cold-War German Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Willis

    The impact of the Cold War on German male identities can be seen in the nation’s cinematic search for a masculine paradigm that rejected the fate-centered value system of its National- Socialist past while also recognizing that German males once again had become victims of fate and fatalism, but…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

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