20th Century Literature Products

  • 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

  • Rhetoric

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

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

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

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

  • Dada & Surrealism

    By C. W. E. Bigsby

    First published in 1972, the work provides an introduction to Dada and Surrealism. It explores the two movements and their cultural significance. It also looks at those who called themselves Dadaists and Surrealists, including their aims and achievements. In doing so, the book identifies the…

    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

  • Plot

    By Elizabeth Dipple

    First published in 1970, this work examines ‘Plot’ as a literary term. It traces the two and contrary ways of considering the word: the Aristotelian and the neo-classic interpretations. It then goes on to examine the methods by which the idea of plot has been expanded in modern criticism through a…

    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

  • Annotating Modernism

    Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets

    By Amanda Golden

    Making extensive use of archival materials by Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton, Amanda Golden constructs a new narrative of the relationship between modernism and post-war poetry. While Golden situates her book among other materialist histories of modernism, she moves beyond examination…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh

    By Tania Roy

    Examining works by Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, and Vikram Seth through the lens of T.W. Adorno's poetics of lateness, Tania Roy reads the category of late style in terms of the "belated" literatures and cultures of the postcolonial world. When does artistic or literary failure become the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Surrealism and the Gothic

    Castles of the Interior

    By Neil Matheson

    Surrealism and the Gothic is the first book-length analysis of the role played by the gothic in both the initial emergence of surrealism and at key moments in its subsequent development as an art and literary movement. The book argues the strong and sustained influence, not only of the classic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Chinese Literature for the 1980s

    The Fourth Congress of Writers and Artists

    Edited by Howard Goldblatt

    Editor Howard Goldblatt explains that while most societies analyse and revere their literary trends in retrospect, post-Liberation China’s literary trends tend to be announced beforehand allowing for critics to judge how close or far from the prescribed norms a piece of art is. In this volume, a…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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