British Literature Products

  • Hermeneutic Ontology in Gadamer and Woolf

    The Being of Art and the Art of Being, 1st Edition

    By Adam Noland

    This volume analyses Virginia Woolf’s novels through a philosophical lens, providing an interpretive overview of her works through Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutic ontology. The text argues that interpretation itself is the central subject matter of Woolf’s novels: in order to understand these…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Intricate Movements

    Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser, 1st Edition

    By Bradley Davin Tuggle

    Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the…

    Hardback – 2019-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Arthur Morrison and the East End

    The Legacy of Slum Fictions, 1st Edition

    By Eliza Cubitt

    This, the first critical biography of Arthur Morrison (1863-1945), presents his East End writing as the counter-myth to the cultural production of the East End in late-Victorian realism. Morrison’s works, particularly Tales of Mean Streets (1894) and A Child of the Jago (1896), are often discussed…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Francis Bacon’s Contribution to Shakespeare

    A New Attribution Method, 1st Edition

    By Barry R. Clarke

    Francis Bacon's Contribution to Shakespeare advocates a paradigm shift away from a single-author theory of the Shakespeare work towards a many-hands theory. Here, the middle ground is adopted between competing so-called Stratfordian and alternative single-author conspiracy theories. In the process,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Comedy

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-29
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Satire

    1st Edition

    By Arthur Pollard

    First published in 1970, this work explores the literary genre of satire. After identifying the definitive aspects of satire, it goes on to examine the subjects which can be susceptible to satire, the modes and means of satire, the tone of satire and the satirist’s relationship with the reader. In…

    Paperback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Ballad

    1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Drama & the Dramatic

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Aestheticism

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Stanza

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Fancy & Imagination

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Naturalism

    1st Edition

    By Lilian R. Furst, Peter N. Skrine

    First published in 1971, this book examines the literary style of Naturalism. After introducing the reader to the term itself, including its history and its relationship to Realism, it goes on to trace the origins of the Naturalist movement as well as particular groups which adhered to Naturalism…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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