Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Writing the Mind

    Representing Consciousness from Proust to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Simon Kemp

    "My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think… and I can’t stop myself from thinking." – Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06
    Routledge

  • Children's Literature Comes of Age

    Toward a New Aesthetic, 1st Edition

    By Maria Nikolajeva

    Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Bristow

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ‘boys' own’ literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fiction

    1st Edition

    By J. S. Bratton

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children’s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • From Brown to Bunter

    The Life and Death of the School Story, 1st Edition

    By P. W. Musgrave

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys’ school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story – didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents’ Assistant – and goes on to examine in…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Children's Literature

  • Shelley's Textual Seductions

    Plotting Utopia in the Erotic and Political Works, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Lyndon Gladden

    First published in 2002. This book surveys how and to what effect Shelley uses erotic narratives to mask political rhetoric within his attempts to describe and bring forth utopia. Posing erotic relationships as both an exemplar of the inequities of power and a paradigm for alternative social orders…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley's Style

    1st Edition

    By William Keach

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley’s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium — the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge

  • Shelley's Music

    Fantasy, Authority and the Object Voice, 1st Edition

    By Paul A. Vatalaro

    First published in 2009. This book argues that the images of and allusions to music in Shelley’s writing demonstrate his attempt to infuse the traditionally masculine word with the traditionally feminine voice and music. This further extends to his even more fundamental desire to integrate the "…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Shelley and the Romantic Revolution

    1st Edition

    By F.A. Lea

    First published in 1945. In this work the author seeks to correct the misinterpretation and incorrect labelling of Shelley’s thought. While not neglecting Shelley as a poet, this book focuses on his contributions made to the general movement of political and philosophical thought of his era and by…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
    Routledge
    RLE: Percy Shelley

  • Profit and Pleasure

    Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Rosemary Hennessy

    Profit and Pleasure, Second Edition is a classic intervention into the relationship between capitalism and sexual identity. Rosemary Hennessy boldly reorients queer theory toward an up-close analysis of the structures of consumption, labor, and commodification, revealing how sexual identity—in the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-21
    Routledge

  • Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By John Rignall

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    1st Edition

    By Martin Fuller, Ryan Moore

    Despite having no formal training in urban planning, Jane Jacobs deftly explores the strengths and weaknesses of policy arguments put forward by American urban planners in the era after World War II. They believed that the efficient movement of cars was of more value in the development of US cities…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

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