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  • The Aphorism and Other Short Forms

    By Ben Grant

    The aphorism captures a huge amount of truth, meaning or wit in a very short statement. It has been used and studied from classical times to contemporary theory and takes on a new relevance when we look at today’s communication media such as text messages and twitter. This concise guide offers an…

    Paperback – 2016-05-24 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Renaissance Literature and Linguistic Creativity

    By James Harmer

    Renaissance Literature and Linguistic Creativity interrogates notions of linguistic creativity as presented in English literary texts of the late sixteenth century. It considers the reflections of Renaissance English writers upon the problem of how linguistic meaning is created in their work. The…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Politics of Translation

    East Africa in a Global Context

    By Alamin M. Mazrui

    This book is the first full-length examination of the cultural politics at work in the act of translation in East Africa, providing close critical analyses of a variety of texts that demonstrate the myriad connections between translation and larger socio-political forces. Looking specifically at…

    Hardback – 2016-03-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction

    Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots

    By Dan Shen

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Mencius On The Mind V 5

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge

  • Reading- The Grand Illusion

    How and Why People Make Sense of Print

    By Kenneth Goodman, Peter H. Fries, Steven L. Strauss

    What is reading? In this groundbreaking book, esteemed researchers Ken Goodman, Peter Fries, and Steven Strauss, explain not only what reading really is but also why common sense makes it seem to be something quite different from that reality. How can this grand illusion be explained? That is the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-08
    Routledge

  • Entranced by Story

    Brain, Tale and Teller, from Infancy to Old Age

    By Hugh Crago

    We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English

    Edited by Peter I. Barta, Phil Powrie

    This book focuses on literature and cinema in English or French by authors and directors not working in their native language. Artists with hybrid identities have become a defining phenomenon of contemporary reality following the increased mobility between civilisations during the postcolonial…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Postcolonial Literature and Challenges for the New Millennium

    Edited by Lucienne Loh, Malcolm Sen

    This volume brings together an international range of postcolonial scholars to explore four distinct themes which are inherently interconnected within the globalised landscape of the early 21st century: China, Islamic fundamentalism, civil war and environmentalism. Through close-reading a range of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

  • From Conversation to Oral Tradition

    A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions

    By Raymond F Person

    This book argues that many of the most prominent features of oral epic poetry in a number of traditions can best be understood as adaptations or stylizations of conversational language use, and advances the claim that if we can understand how conversation is structured, it will aid our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Writers and Social Thought in Africa

    Edited by Wale Adebanwi

    Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

  • Harold Bloom (Routledge Revivals)

    Towards Historical Rhetorics

    By Peter De Bolla

    Since the 1960s, the literary critic Harold Bloom has been producing some of the most powerful criticism in the United States. This large body of work has, since the publication of The Anxiety of Influence in 1973, increasingly distanced itself from all critical vogues, be they psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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