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  • Fantasy and Mimesis (Routledge Revivals)

    Responses to Reality in Western Literature

    By Kathryn Hume

    Since Plato and Aristotle’s declaration of the essence of literature as imitation, western narrative has been traditionally discussed in mimetic terms. Marginalized fantasy- the deliberate from reality – has become the hidden face of fiction, identified by most critics as a minor genre. First…

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  • The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

    Explorations in the Idoelogy of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan

    By John Fekete

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot,…

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  • Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction

    By Joseph Grixti

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for…

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  • Private and Fictional Words (Routledge Revivals)

    Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s

    By Coral Ann Howells

    First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women’s novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era.…

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  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)

    The Challenges of Science

    By Allan Hunter

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind’s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad’s detailed…

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  • The Manipulation of Literature (Routledge Revivals)

    Studies in Literary Translation

    Edited by Theo Hermans

    First published in 1985, the essays in this edited collection offer a representative sample of the descriptive and systematic approach to the study of literary translation. The book is a reflection of the theoretical thinking and practical research carried out by an international group of scholars…

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  • The Structure of Modernist Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By Theo Hermans

    First published in 1982, this book provides a descriptive and comparative study of some of the fundamental structural aspects of modernist poetic writing in English, French and German in the first decades of the twentieth century. The work concerns itself primarily with basic structural elements…

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  • The Observing Self (Routledge Revivals)

    Rediscovering the Essay

    By Graham Good

    First published in 1988, this title is a study of the essay as a literary genre, not just in terms of its general intellectual and literary history, but as an exploration of the creative possibilities of the form. The rise of the essay is discussed in relation to the rise of the novel and the…

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  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature

    Edited by Nöel Carroll, John Gibson

    The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Literature is an in-depth examination of literature through a philosophical lens, written by distinguished figures across the major divisions of philosophy. Its 40 newly-commissioned essays are divided into six sections: historical foundations what is…

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    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • Translation after Wittgenstein

    By Philip Wilson

    In this eminently readable study, Philip Wilson explores the later writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein and shows how a reading of this philosophy can enable the translation theorist and the practising translator to reflect upon and improve the phenomenon of translation. Wittgenstein, whilst a key…

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    Translation Theories Explored

  • Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England

    Literature and the Erotics of Recollection

    Edited by John S. Garrison, Kyle Pivetti

    This volume brings together two vibrant areas of Renaissance studies today: memory and sexuality. The contributors show that not only Shakespeare but also a broad range of his contemporaries were deeply interested in how memory and sexuality interact. Are erotic experiences heightened or deflated…

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    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Ageing, Gender, and Illness in Anglophone Literature

    Narrating Age in the Bildungsroman

    By Heike Hartung

    This study establishes age as a category of literary history, delineating age in its interaction with gender and narrative genre. Based on the historical premise that the view of ageing as a burden emerges as a specific narrative in the late eighteenth century, the study highlights how the changing…

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    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

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