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  • The Romance

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

    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

  • Romanticism

    By Lilian R. Furst

    First published in 1969, this work traces the evolution of Romanticism and in doing so, demonstrates its novelty as an imaginative and emotional perception of the world in contrast to the rationalistic approach which was dominant in the seventeenth century. It identifies the fundamental…

    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

  • Naturalism

    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…

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

  • Symbolism

    By Charles Chadwick

    First published in 1971, this work provides a helpful introduction to the French Symbolism movement. After an introduction to the defining ideas of the movement, it explores five key Symbolist writers: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé and Valéry. The book concludes with a discussion of the…

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

  • Realism

    By Damian Grant

    First published in 1970, this book provides an introduction to literary realism. After considering what realism is and its philosophical roots, it goes on to examine the emergence of the idea of realism in nineteenth-century France and its gradual spread across the wider republic of letters. This…

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

  • Classicism

    By Dominique Secretan

    First published in 1972, this book provides an overview of Classicism in literature. After an informative introduction to the term, it explores some of the periods and places in which Classicism has been prominent: the Italian Renaissance, England before and during the Restoration, Renaissance…

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

  • Comedy of Manners

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

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

  • Education, Ethics and Existence

    Camus and the Human Condition

    By Peter Roberts, Andrew Gibbons, Richard Heraud

    Best known today for his novels, plays and short stories, but also an accomplished essayist, editor and journalist, Albert Camus was one of the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. He has gained widespread recognition for works such as The Stranger, Caligula, The Plague and Exile…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • The Gamin de Paris in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture

    Delacroix, Hugo, and the French Social Imaginary

    By Marilyn R. Brown

    The revolutionary boy at the barricades was memorably envisioned in Eugène Delacroix’s painting Liberty Leading the People (1830) and Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables (1862). Over the course of the nineteenth century, images of the Paris urchin entered the collective social imaginary as cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Writings by Pre-Revolutionary French Women

    From Marie de France to Elizabeth Vige-Le Brun

    Edited by Colette H. Winn, Anne R. Larsen

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

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