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  • The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Lilley

    This book identifies a major turn in contemporary British literature in response to environmental crisis. It argues that the pastoral is emerging as a new critical framework in which to explore the understanding of people and place in this context. The New Pastoral in Contemporary British Writing…

    Hardback – 2019-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • 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

  • Theatre-Fiction in Britain from Henry James to Doris Lessing

    Writing in the Wings, 1st Edition

    By Graham Wolfe

    This volume posits and explores an intermedial genre called theatre-fiction, understood in its broadest sense as referring to novels and stories that engage in concrete and sustained ways with theatre. Though theatre has made star appearances in dozens of literary fictions, including many by modern…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The British Stake In Japanese Modernity

    Readings in Liberal Tradition and Native Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gardiner

    This book describes firstly a Japanese modernity which is readable not only as a modernising, but also as a Britishing, and secondly modernist attempts to overhaul this British universalism in some well-known and some less-known Japanese texts. From the mid-nineteenth century, and particularly as…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • 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

  • Gombrowicz in Transnational Context

    Translation, Affect, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Silvia Dapia

    Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) was born and lived in Poland for the first half of his life but spent twenty-four years as an émigré in Argentina before returning to Europe to live in West Berlin and finally Vence, France. His works have always been of interest to those studying Polish or Argentinean…

    Hardback – 2019-06-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Ezra Pound and 20th-Century Theories of Language

    Faith with the Word, 1st Edition

    By James Dowthwaite

    Ezra Pound is one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century; a writer whose poetry is particularly notable for the intensity of its linguistic qualities. Indeed, from the principles of imagism to the polyphony of his Cantos, Pound is central to our conception of modernism’s…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Ecoprecarity

    Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Ecoprecarity: Vulnerable Lives in Literature and Culture presents an examination of ecoprecarity - the precarious lives that humans lead in the process and event of ecological disaster, and the increasing precarious state of the environment itself as a result of human interventions - in…

    Hardback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Poetry and Uselessness

    From Coleridge to Ashbery, 1st Edition

    By Robert Archambeau

    W.H. Auden famously claimed "poetry makes nothing happen." That may or may not be the case, but the idea that poetry makes nothing happen has, itself, been extremely influential, and has made a great deal happen in the world.  This book examines several of the main currents in literary history as…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Threatened Masculinity from British Fiction to Cold-War German Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Willis

    The impact of the Cold War on German male identities can be seen in the nation’s cinematic search for a masculine paradigm that rejected the fate-centered value system of its National- Socialist past while also recognizing that German males once again had become victims of fate and fatalism, but…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory

    Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susannah Wilson

    This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous…

    Hardback – 2019-05-27 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

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