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  • Wallace Stevens and Pre-Socratic Philosophy

    Metaphysics and the Play of Violence, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Tompsett

    This book studies Wallace Stevens and pre-Socratic philosophy, showing how concepts that animate Stevens’ poetry parallel concepts and techniques found in the poetic works of Parmenides, Empedocles, and Xenophanes, and in the fragments of Heraclitus. Tompsett traces the transition of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing

    1st Edition

    By Patrick R. Query

    While most critical studies of interwar literary politics have focused on nationalism, Patrick Query makes a case that the idea of Europe intervenes in instances when the individual and the nation negotiate identity. He examines the ways interwar writers use three European ritual forms-verse drama,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge

  • Autobiographies of Others

    Historical Subjects and Literary Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Lucia Boldrini

    In this volume, Boldrini examines "heterobiography"—the first-person fictional account of a historic life. Boldrini shows that this mode is widely employed to reflect critically on the historical and philosophical understanding of the human; on individual identity; and on the power relationships…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Education, Ethics and Existence

    Camus and the Human Condition, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Postcolonial Readings of Music in World Literature

    1st Edition

    By Cameron Fae Bushnell

    This book reads representations of Western music in literary texts to reveal the ways in which artifacts of imperial culture function within contemporary world literature. Bushnell argues that Western music’s conventions for performance, composition, and listening, established during the colonial…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Eugenics, Literature, and Culture in Post-war Britain

    1st Edition

    By Clare Hanson

    This book explores eugenics in its wider social context and in literary representations in post-war Britain. Drawing on a wide range of sources in medicine, social and educational policy, genetics, popular science, science fiction, and literary texts, Hanson tracks the dynamic interactions between…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Literary Form as Postcolonial Critique

    Epic Proportions, 1st Edition

    By Katharine Burkitt

    Focusing on works by Derek Walcott, Les Murray, Anne Carson, and Bernardine Evaristo, Katharine Burkitt investigates the relationship between literary form and textual politics in postcolonial narrative poems and verse-novels. Burkitt argues that these works disrupt and undermine the traditions of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The Political in Margaret Atwood's Fiction

    The Writing on the Wall of the Tent, 1st Edition

    By Theodore F. Sheckels

    Suggesting that politics and power are at the center of Margaret Atwood's fiction, Theodore F. Sheckels examines Atwood's novels from The Edible Woman to The Year of the Flood. Whether her treatment is explicit as in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale or by means of an exploration of interiority…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere

    1st Edition

    By David Kennedy

    Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, David Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work that is more complex than representational or counter-representational responses to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Proust at the Movies

    1st Edition

    By Martine Beugnet, Marion Schmid

    Film established itself as an artistic form of expression at the same time that Proust started work on his masterpiece, A la recherche du temps perdu. If Proust apparently took little interest in what he described as a poor avatar of reductive, mimetic representation, the resonances between his own…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Studies in European Cultural Transition

  • Catherine Cookson Country

    On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Julie Anne Taddeo

    Britain's most widely read author of the late twentieth century, Catherine Cookson published more than 100 books, including The Fifteen Streets, The Black Velvet Gown, and Katie Mulhollond. Set in England's industrial northeast, her novels depict the social, economic, and emotional hardships of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Apollinaire, Cubism and Orphism

    1st Edition

    By Adrian Hicken

    During the years before his death in 1918 Apollinaire’s reputation as poet and artistic animateur approached legendary proportions. This book is the first to present an extensive reassessment of Apollinaire’s role in the promotion of themes and iconography amongst his painter friends. Detailed…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

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