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  • David Foster Wallace and the Body

    1st Edition

    By Peter Sloane

    David Foster Wallace and the Body is the first full-length study to focus on Wallace’s career-long fascination with the human body and the textual representation of the body. The book provides engaging, accessible close readings that highlight the importance of the overlooked, and yet central theme…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • Kipling and Yeats at 150

    Retrospectives/Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Promodini Varma, Anubhav Pradhan

    This book evaluates the parallels, divergences, and convergences in the literary legacies of Rudyard Kipling and William Butler Yeats. Coming 150 years after their birth, the volume sheds light on the conversational undercurrents that pull together the often diametrically polar worldviews of these…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge India

  • Adorno and the Architects of Late Style in India

    Rabindranath Tagore, Mulk Raj Anand, Vikram Seth, and Dayanita Singh, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Reading Literary Animals

    Medieval to Modern, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Edwards, Derek Ryan, Jane Spencer

    Reading Literary Animals explores the status and representation of animals in literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Essays by leading scholars in the field examine various figurative, agential, imaginative, ethical, and affective aspects of literary encounters with animality, showing…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • Figures of Division

    William Faulkner's Major Novels, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The American Dream and the Popular Novel

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • William Faulkner's Characters

    An Index to the Published and Unpublished Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Thomas A. 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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • American Fiction

    The Intellectual Background, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • The Assimilation Experience of Five American White Ethnic Novelists of the Twentieth Century

    1st Edition

    By Betty Ann Burch

    This title, originally published in 1990, is a contribution to the social and literary history of ethnic groups in America. Its sources are the writings – chiefly novels – of five authors of Eastern and Southern European descent, chosen because they depict the acculturation of their people, the…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Dickinson Scholarship

    An Annotated Bibliography 1969-1985, 1st Edition

    By Karen Dandurand

    This bibliography, first published in 1988, is intended to make more readily accessible the wealth of Dickinson criticism and scholarship that appeared from 1969 through 1985. During the 17 years that are covered in this bibliography nearly 800 books, articles and dissertations have appeared. The…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • William Faulkner's 'Absalom, Absalom!

    A Critical Casebook, 1st Edition

    By Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

    Originally published in 1984. William Faulkner is the most studied American author of our time. This volume presents a collection of some of the best critical essays on William Faulkner’s ninth novel Absalom, Absalom!. Numerous approaches are represented; among them are theme studies, close…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Annotations to William Faulkner's 'The Hamlet'

    1st Edition

    By Catherine D. Holmes

    The annotations in this volume, originally published in 1996, intend to assist the reader of Faulkner’s The Hamlet to understand obscure or difficult words and passages, including literary allusions, dialect, and historical events that Faulkner uses or alludes to. This title will be of great…

    Paperback – 2019-06-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

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