20th Century Literature Products

  • Rhetoric

    1st Edition

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Communities of Individuals

    Liberalism, Communitarianism and Sartre's Anarchism, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. R. Cross

    This title was first published in 2001: This book examines the liberal-communitarian debate from a new perspective. Communitarians argue that liberal theory neglects the significance of communities for the lives of their members. An examination of that argument reveals that there are deficiencies…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • Biofictional Histories, Mutations and Forms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Lackey

    Biofiction, defined as literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, first became popular in the 1930s, but over the last forty years it has become a dominant literary form. Prominent writers such as J.M. Coetzee, Joyce Carol Oates, Russell Banks, Julia Alvarez, Peter…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14
    Routledge

  • Imaginary Europes

    Literary and filmic representations of Europe from afar, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabeth Bekers, Maggie Ann Bowers, Sissy Helff

    The 20th century has witnessed crucial changes in our perceptions of Europe. Two World Wars and many regional conflicts, the end of empires and of the Eastern Bloc, the creation and expansion of the European Union, and the continuous reshaping of Europe’s population through emigration, immigration,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and the Novel

    1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Johansen, Alissa Karl

    The novel form has long been connected to modern capitalism and is, arguably, the literary genre most prominently enmeshed in contemporary global markets. Yet, as many critics have suggested about capital, something has changed in the last forty years. With the rise of neoliberalism as the dominant…

    Paperback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge

  • Joseph Conrad and the Performing Arts

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Isobel Baxter

    Edited by Richard J. Hand

    Conrad's fiction is characterized by an enduring recourse to the performing arts for metaphor, allegory, symbol, and subject matter; however, this aspect of Conrad's non-dramatic works has only recently begun to come into its own among literary critics. In response to this seminal moment, Joseph…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Narratives of Dementia

    Ethics, Ageing, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako

    This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose…

    Hardback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America

    1st Edition

    By Deena Rymhs

    Roads, Mobility, and Violence in Indigenous Literature and Art from North America explores mobility, spatialized violence, and geographies of activism in a diverse archive of literary and visual art by Indigenous authors and artists. Building on Raymond Williams’s observation that "traffic is not…

    Hardback – 2019-01-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Re-Covering Modernism

    Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form, 1st Edition

    By David M Earle

    In the first half of the twentieth century, modernist works appeared not only in obscure little magazines and books published by tiny exclusive presses but also in literary reprint magazines of the 1920s, tawdry pulp magazines of the 1930s, and lurid paperbacks of the 1940s. In his nuanced…

    Paperback – 2018-12-28
    Routledge

  • Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature

    1st Edition

    By Milena Radeva-Costello

    Philanthropy and Early Twentieth-Century British Literature explores the relationship between British literature and philanthropy at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, examining the works of E. M. Forster, Rebecca West, W. B. Yeats, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels

    Exiled from Eden, 1st Edition

    By Katarzyna Nowak McNeice

    California and the Melancholic American Identity in Joan Didion’s Novels: Exiled from Eden focuses on the concept of Californian identity in the fiction of Joan Didion. This identity is understood as melancholic, in the sense that the critics following the tradition of both Sigmund Freud and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

  • The Stability of Laughter

    The Problem of Joy in Modernist Literature, 1st Edition

    By James Nikopoulos

    A "sad and corrupt" age, a period of "crisis" and "upheaval"—what T.S. Eliot famously summed up as "the panorama of futility and anarchy which is contemporary history." Modernism has always been characterized by its self-conscious sense of suffering. Why, then, was it so obsessed with laughter?…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

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