Literary Genres Products

  • J.M. Coetzee: Fictions of the Real

    Edited by Anthony Uhlmann

    J.M. Coetzee has new things to say about this relation between the ‘real’ and ‘fictions of the real’, and while much has already been written about him, these questions need to be more fully explored. The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the idea of the hinge between the world (…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

    Edited by Alfred Bendixen, Olivia Carr Edenfield

    This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Ballad

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Drama & the Dramatic

    By S. W. Dawson

    First published in 1970, this book explores drama as literature and provides critical overviews of different aspects of drama and the dramatic. It first asks what a play is, before going on to examine dramatic language, action and tension, dramatic irony, characters and drama’s relationship with…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Aestheticism

    By R. V. Johnson

    First published in 1969, this work explores aestheticism and its relationship with literature. After defining the term and examining the unique qualities of ‘the Aesthetes’, the book provides an overview of the literary movement from its emergence to its apotheosis in the 1890s. This book will be…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Stanza

    By Ernst Häublein

    First published in 1978, this work bridges the gap between the study of poetic form, which tends to isolate form from meaning and structural poetics, which tends to focus on meaning without considering the stanza’s impact. Beginning with an examination of the various definitions of the stanza, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Tragedy

    By Clifford Leech

    First published in 1969, this work examines the genre of Tragedy from its origins in ancient Greece, to the modern day. Beginning with an overview of the meaning of tragedy in Europe through the ages, it goes on to explore common aspects of tragedies such as the tragic hero, the chorus and unities,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Absurd

    By Arnold P. Hinchliffe

    First published in 1969, provides a helpful introduction to the study of Absurdist writing and drama in the first half of the twentieth century. After discussing a variety of definitions of the Absurd, it goes on to examine a number of key figures in the movement such as Esslin, Sartre, Camus,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Fancy & Imagination

    By R. L. Brett

    First published in 1969, this book provides a concise and helpful introduction to the terms ‘fancy’ and ‘imagination’. Although they are generally associated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the work begins with a discussion the history of these concepts which were also known to Aristotle, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Metre, Rhyme and Free Verse

    By G. S. Fraser

    First published in 1970, this work outlines the principles of English prosody in a way that will enable the reader to recognise and scan any piece of English verse. It illustrates the close relationship between English speech patterns and verse patterns, and the primary importance of the phenomenon…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Melodrama

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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