20th Century Literature Products

  • Autobiography and Imagination

    Studies in Self-scrutiny, 1st Edition

    By John Pilling

    Originally published in 1981. This book looks at the autobiographical work of nine twentieth-century writers – Henry Adams, Henry James, W. B. Yeats, Boris Pasternak, Leiris, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry Green and Adrian Stokes. The author argues that often the writer has shaped his…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • Plot

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Chinese Literature for the 1980s

    The Fourth Congress of Writers and Artists, 1st Edition

    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

  • Contemporary Reconfigurations of American Literary Classics

    The Origin and Evolution of American Stories, 1st Edition

    By Betina Entzminger

    The number and popularity of novels that have overtly reconfigured aspects of classic American texts suggests a curious trend for both readers and writers, an impulse to retell and reread books that have come to define American culture. This book argues that by revising canonical American…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • Modern Orthodoxies

    Judaic Imaginative Journeys of the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Mulman

    This study introduces a genuine, provocative religious vocabulary into the discourse on Modernist art and literature. Mulman looks at key texts and figures of the Modern period, including Henry Roth, Amedeo Modigliani, James Joyce, and Art Spiegelman, revealing a significant engagement with the…

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

  • Dickens and Benjamin

    Moments of Revelation, Fragments of Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Gillian Piggott

    Placing the works of Charles Dickens and Walter Benjamin in conversation with one another, Gillian Piggott argues that the two writers display a shared vision of modernity. Her analysis of their works shows that both writers demonstrate a decreased confidence in the capacity to experience truth or…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge

  • 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

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