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  • Surreal Beckett

    Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Surrealism

    By Alan Friedman

    Surreal Beckett situates Beckett‘s writings within the context of James Joyce and Surrealism, distinguishing ways in which Beckett forged his own unique path, sometimes in accord with, sometimes at odds with, these two powerful predecessors. Beckett was so deeply enmeshed in Joyce’s circle during…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • City, Court, Academy

    Language Choice in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Eva Del Soldato, Andrea Rizzi

    For centuries Latin was the undisputed lingua franca of intellectual communication throughout Europe. During the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, however, this dominance began to be challenged by the rise of vernacular languages, which competed for equivalent status. The fifteen…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Community, Gender, and Individual Identity (1988)

    English Writing 1360-1430

    By David Aers

    First published in 1988, David Aers explores the treatment of community, gender, and individual identity in English writing between 1360 and 1430, focusing on Margery Kempe, Langland, Chaucer, and the poet of Sir Gawain. He shows how these texts deal with questions about gender, the making of…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: The Poetry of Alexander Pope (1955)

    Laureate of Peace

    By G. Wilson Knight

    First published in 1955, this exegesis on the writings of Alexander Pope reveals the technical felicities of his poetry, and is the first to be devoted to the great meaning inherent in his work. One section, which has appeared before and did much to redirect the study of Pope, has been thoroughly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Reception

    By Ika Willis

    Reception introduces students and academics alike to the study of the way in which texts are received by readers, viewers, or audiences. Organised conceptually and thematically this book provides a much-needed overview of the field, suggests new ways of understanding and configuring the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Herman Melville

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    In this fascinating and revealing book, first published in 1968, Maxwell examines the life and work of Herman Melville. By dividing extracts of Melville’s work in chronological order, the sections clearly illustrate the various facets of Melville’s technique and thought as it evolves. This title is…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Figures of Division

    William Faulkner's Major Novels

    By James A. Snead

    Originally published in 1986. William Faulkner’s major novels represent one of the earliest American explorations into the paradoxes inherent in both literary discourse and racial segregation in the American South. Figures of Division demonstrates that these works reject conventional divisions and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The American Dream and the Popular Novel

    By Elizabeth Long

    This title, originally published in 1985, examines conceptions of success and the good life expressed in bestselling novels – ranging from historical sagas and spy thrillers to more serious works by Updike, Bellows, Steinbeck and Mailer – published from 1945 to 1975. Using these popular books as…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Huckleberry Finn

    By Harold Beaver

    Originally published in 1987. Popular from its first publication, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains at the centre of heated controversy. Is it an adult novel or juvenile fiction? Is Huck a new model hero from the West or just another amoral prankster? Harold Beaver reconciles these divergent…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • William Faulkner's Characters

    An Index to the Published and Unpublished Fiction

    By Thomas E. Dasher

    Originally published in 1981. This index to characters and names in the published and unpublished fiction of William Faulkner is in two parts. The first, divided into novels, short stories, and unpublished fiction, lists the characters within each individual work. The second is an index of all…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • James Fenimore Cooper the Novelist

    By George Dekker

    Originally published in 1967. In this critical survey of the fiction of James Fenimore Cooper, George Dekker devotes a good deal of attention to Cooper’s politics. He also explores the assimilation and development of the historical novel as first perfected by Sir Walter Scott. Cooper’s major formal…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • American Fiction

    The Intellectual Background

    By D. E. S. Maxwell

    Originally published in 1963. The ‘Americanness’ of the American novel is as readily apparent as it is elusive of definition. It is the purpose of this study not to discover the reluctant formula, the comprehensive statement of national identity, but to examine the evidences of this identity in the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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