Introductory Literary Studies Products

  • Texts and Contexts

    An Introduction to Literature and Language Study, 1st Edition

    By Adrian Beard

    The idea of studying texts 'in context' has become a major new emphasis in contemporary literary studies. Texts and Contexts explores the idea of contexts and the way they affect texts, concentrating on:* the writer's context* the reader's context* the text's context* the language context* the…

    Paperback – 2001-03-01
    Routledge

  • Portugese Studies: v. 16

    16th Edition

    By Helder Macedo

    Paperback – 2000-12-01
    Routledge

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

    Reading the Visual, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Saint

    Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) is now recognised as a writer of international stature. The success of "Memoires d'Hadrien" (1951) and her election to the Academie franiaise in 1980 have created a worldwide audience for her work across the genres - novel, short story, essay, memoir and play - and…

    Paperback – 2000-12-01
    Routledge

  • The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 4: Russian Wondertales 2 - Tales of Magic and the Supernatural

    1st Edition

    By Jack V. Haney

    These stories of heroism and magic, and of terrifying encounters with Baba Yaga, Zmei the serpent and Koschchei the Immortal, represent at least one example of every wondertale type known in Russia.…

    Hardback – 2000-11-30
    Routledge

  • Samuel Beckett

    1st Edition

    By David Pattie

    Samuel Beckett's work forever changed the concepts of literature and theatre. His work remains a core part of introductory courses on literary history, drama, theatre or performance and also features in more specialist modules such as Modernism or The Absurd. Samuel Beckett is a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2000-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Literature

  • Alexander Pope

    1st Edition

    By Paul Baines

    So many questions surround the key figures in the English literary canon, but most books focus on one aspect of an author's life or work, or limit themselves to a single critical approach. Alexander Pope is a comprehensive, user-friendly guide which: * offers information on Pope's life, contexts…

    Paperback – 2000-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Literature

  • With a Pen in Her Hand

    Women and Writing in Italy in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Verina R Jones, Anna-Laura Lepschy

    Hardback – 2000-09-01
    Routledge

  • Metaphor and Materiality

    German Literature and the World-view of Science 1780-1955, 1st Edition

    By Peter D. Smith

    Metaphor and Materiality explores the relationship between literature and science from the end of the eighteenth century to the Cold War period. This wide-ranging study reveals how major works of German and Austrian literature interrogate contemporary scientific paradigms and metaphors. An…

    Paperback – 2000-08-01
    Routledge

  • The Complete Russian Folktale: v. 3: Russian Wondertales 1 - Tales of Heroes and Villains

    1st Edition

    By Jack V. Haney

    These stories of magic and heroism, and of terrifying encounters with Baba Yaga, Zmei the serpent, and Koshchei the Immortal, are surely the best-known and best-loved folktales of Russia. A wondertale tells of a young person's first venture into a perilous world, where he or she must solve a riddle…

    Hardback – 2000-04-30
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Sean McEvoy, Sean Mcevoy

    Aimed squarely at the student new to Shakespeare, this volume provides a through introduction to the plays, based on the exciting new approaches shaping the field of Shakespeare studies. The author offers a refreshingly clear guide to Shakespeare's language; the plays as performance texts; the…

    Paperback – 2000-03-09
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • From Book to Screen: Modern Japanese Literature in Films

    Modern Japanese Literature in Films, 1st Edition

    By Keiko I. McDonald

    Of all the world s cinemas, Japan's is perhaps unique in its closeness to the nation's literature, past and contemporary. The Western world became aware of this when Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice film festival in 1951 and the Oscar for best foreign film in 1952…

    Paperback – 1999-12-31
    Routledge

  • Assuming the Light

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Henighan

    Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974), the first Spanish-American prose writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, is both a pivotal and a representative figure in the development of the twentieth-century Spanish-American novel. Asturias's literary apprenticeship in the Paris of the 1920s and…

    Paperback – 1999-12-01
    Routledge

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