Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Plot

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    First published in 1970, this work examines ‘Plot’ as a literary term. It traces the two and contrary ways of considering the word: the Aristotelian and the neo-classic interpretations. It then goes on to examine the methods by which the idea of plot has been expanded in modern criticism through a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Revival: Stories by Contemporary Japanese Women Writers (1983)

    1st Edition

    By Noriko Mizuta Lippit, Kyoko Iriye Selden

    This title was first published in 1982. The authors deal with the experiences of modern women with penetrating sincerity and honesty, but their philosophic profundity in understanding modern life, their intellectual capacity to view their experience in a historical and social context, and their…

    Paperback – 2019-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • Primitivism

    1st Edition

    By Michael Bell

    First published in 1972, this books examines the subject of primitivism through the study of the work of a number of major writers, including D. H. Lawrence, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. It looks at the variety of definitions and uses of primitivism and how the idea…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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