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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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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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,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
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  • Studying English

    A Guide for Literature Students

    By Robert Eaglestone, with Jonathan Beecher Field

    Studying English presents the ideas and debates that shape how we study English today, covering arguments about the value of literature, the canon, Shakespeare, theory, politics and the future of the subject. In his lucid and engaging style, Robert Eaglestone: Orientates you, examining what it is…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26 
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  • Nineteenth-Century Poetry

    Criticism and Debates

    Edited by Jonathan Herapath, Emma Mason

    This engaging volume provides readers with the essential criticism on nineteenth-century poetry, organised around key areas of debate in the field. The critical texts included in this volume reflect both a traditional and modern emphasis on the study of poetry in the long nineteenth century. These…

    Paperback – 2015-11-12 
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    Routledge Criticism and Debates in Literature

  • Engagements with Narrative

    By Janine Utell

    Balancing key foundational topics with new developments and trends, Engagements with Narrative offers an accessible introduction to narratology. As new narrative forms and media emerge, the study of narrative and the ways people communicate through imagination, empathy, and storytelling is…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23 
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    Routledge Engagements with Literature

  • Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader

    Edited by Sherryl Vint

    Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory. This book combines key theories that have become touchstones for work in the field with more recent thinking to …

    Paperback – 2015-10-23 
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    Routledge Literature Readers

  • How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now

    Edited by Rebecca Colesworthy, Peter Nicholls

    Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the notion that capitalism has become too abstract for all but the most rarefied specialists to understand has been widely presupposed. Yet even in academic circles, the question of abstraction itself – of what exactly abstraction is, and does, under…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20 
    Routledge

  • Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals)

    The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature

    By Jonathan Crewe

    This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the ‘new historicism’ and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-11 
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