20th Century Literature Products

  • Literary and Cultural Alternatives to Modernism

    Unsettling Presences

    Edited by Kostas Boyiopoulos, Anthony Patterson, Mark Sandy

    The 17 essays of Unsettling Presences investigate writers and texts chiefly stretching from 1890 to 1939, from both within and outside of the Modernist canon. They explore tensions, convergences, and differences between the dominant Modernists and lesser-known figures. Not only do they examine the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Evolution, Sacrifice, and Narrative

    Balzac, Zola, and Faulkner

    By Carol Colatrella

    First published in 1990. Balzac, Zola and Faulkner all drew upon the principles of evolutionary theory to represent man’s place in nature and his struggle for survival in their major series La Comèdie humaine, Rougon-Macquart and the Yoknapatawpha fiction. This book focuses on the ‘first’ novels in…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • Henry James, Consciousness, and the Evolution of the Novel

    By Peter Rawlings

    Positioning Henry James within his transatlantic and pan-European contexts, Peter Rawlings relocates James and the New Criticism's ideology of organicism in biology rather than in aesthetics. Rawlings argues that the novel as a genre anchored in the representation of character emerged from…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 

  • Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott

    History Repeating Itself with a Difference

    By Sean Seeger

    Nonlinear Temporality in Joyce and Walcott is the first dedicated comparative study of James Joyce and Derek Walcott. The book examines the ways in which both Joyce’s fiction and Walcott’s poetry articulate a nonlinear conception of time with radical cultural and political implications. For Joyce…

    Hardback – 2017-12-26 
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • American Literature in Context


    By Ann Massa

    First published between 1982 and 1983, this series examines the peculiarly American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has developed. Covering the years from 1900 to 1930, this fourth volume of American Literature in Context focuses on how American literature dealt with the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 

  • Holocaust, War and Transnational Memory

    Testimony from Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Literature

    By Stijn Vervaet

    Until now, there has been little scholarly attention given to the ways in which Eastern European Holocaust fiction can contribute to current debates about transnational and transgenerational memory. Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav literary narratives about the Holocaust offer a particularly interesting…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • 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 – 2017-12-01 

  • Children, Childhood, and Musical Theater

    By James Leve, Donelle Ruwe

    Bringing together musicologists, literature scholars, and specialists in childhood and theater studies, this volume examines the ways in which successful children's musicals tap into adult nostalgia for childhood while appealing to the needs and consumer potential of the child. The contributors…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Rethinking G.K. Chesterton and Literary Modernism

    Parody, Performance, and Popular Culture

    By Michael Shallcross

    This book studies the relationship between the work of G.K. Chesterton and a range of key literary modernists. When Chesterton and modernism have previously been considered in relation to one another the dynamic has been figured as one of mutual hostility, grounded in Chesterton’s advocacy of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-29 
    Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

  • 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 – 2017-11-27 
    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 – 2017-11-27 
    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 – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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