Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Poetry: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Jeffrey Wainwright

    Now in its third edition Poetry: The Basics remains an engaging exploration of the world of poetry. Drawing on examples ranging from Chaucer to children's rhymes, Cole Porter to Carol Ann Duffy, and from around the English-speaking world, it shows how any reader can understand and gain more…

    Paperback – 2015-11-12 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Engagements with Close Reading

    By Annette Federico

    What should we do with a literary work? Is it best to become immersed in a novel or poem, or is our job to objectively dissect it? Should we consult literature as a source of knowledge or wisdom, or keenly interrogate its designs upon us? Do we excavate the text as an historical artifact, or…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • The Anatomy of Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    It is impossible to appreciate poetry fully without some knowledge of the various aspects of poetic technique. First published in 1953, with a second edition in 1982, this title explains all the usual technical terms in an accessible manner. Marjorie Boulton shows that it is possible to approach a…

    Paperback – 2015-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Anatomy of Literary Studies (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    First published in 1980, The Anatomy of Literary Studies provides students of English Literature with a clearer understanding of the significance and scope of the subject and a comprehensive background to its study. It gives pointers towards intellectual integrity and advice on independent study,…

    Paperback – 2015-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • This Thing Called Literature

    Reading, Thinking, Writing

    By Andrew Bennett, Nicholas Royle

    What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study.…

    Paperback – 2015-01-08
    Routledge

  • Introducing Comparative Literature

    New Trends and Applications

    By César Domínguez, Haun Saussy, Darío Villanueva

    Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its…

    Paperback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory Today

    A User-Friendly Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Lois Tyson

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism…

    Paperback – 2014-11-23
    Routledge

  • The Apple and the Spectroscope (Routledge Revivals)

    Being Lectures on Poetry Designed (in the main) for Science Students

    By T R Henn

    First published in 1951, this book is based on a course of lectures on poetry and prose given at Cambridge University during the long vacations of 1946-1950. A request for lectures of this kind came originally from a group of science students and the response was such that a course of this nature…

    Paperback – 2014-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Studying Literature in English

    An Introduction

    By Dominic Rainsford

    Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels,…

    Paperback – 2014-06-26
    Routledge

  • A Short Literary History of the United States

    By Mario Klarer

    A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different…

    Paperback – 2014-05-18
    Routledge

  • Literary Studies

    A Practical Guide

    By Tison Pugh, Margaret E. Johnson

    Literary Studies: A Practical Guide provides a comprehensive foundation for the study of English, American, and world literatures, giving students the critical skills they need to best develop and apply their knowledge. Designed for use in a range of literature courses, it begins by outlining the…

    Paperback – 2013-12-04
    Routledge

  • American Literature

    A History

    By Hans Bertens, Theo D'haen

    This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism,…

    Paperback – 2013-10-31
    Routledge

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