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  • The Historical Novel, Transnationalism, and the Postmodern Era

    Presenting the Past

    By Susan Brantly

    This volume explores the genre of the historical novel and the variety of ways in which writers choose to represent the past. How does an author’s nationality or gender impact their artistic choices? To what extent can historical novels appeal to a transnational audience? This study demonstrates…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

    6th Edition

    By Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, Peter Brooker

    A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Maximalism in Contemporary American Literature

    The Uses of Detail

    By Nick Levey

    This book begins a new and foundational discussion of maximalism by investigating how the treatment of detail in contemporary literature impels readers to navigate, tolerate, and enrich the cultural landscape of postindustrial America. It studies the maximalist novels of David Foster Wallace,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

  • The Futures of the Present: New Directions in (American) Literature

    Edited by Danuta Fjellestad, David Watson

    It has become a critical commonplace that postmodernism no longer serves as an adequate designation for contemporary literature. But what comes after postmodernism? What are the tendencies and directions within contemporary American literature that promise to shape its future? The contributions to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge

  • Postmodern Brecht

    A Re-Presentation

    By Elizabeth Wright

    In this radical and deliberately controversial re-reading of Brecht, first published in 1989, Elizabeth Wright takes a new view of the playwright, giving us a more ‘Brechtian’ reading than so far achieved and making his work historically relevant here and now. The author discusses in detail Brecht’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • The Renaissance and the Postmodern

    A Study in Comparative Critical Values

    By Thomas L Martin, Duke Pesta

    The Renaissance and the Postmodern reconsiders postmodern readings of Renaissance texts by engaging in a dialectics the authors call comparative critical values. Rather than concede the contemporary hierarchy of theory over literature, the book takes the novel approach of consulting major…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Cervantes and His Postmodern Constituencies

    Edited by Anne J. Cruz, Carroll B. Johnson

    First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-27
    Routledge

  • John Barth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Heide Ziegler

    John Barth represents most completely what has been termed postmodernism, not because his work comprises more postmodernist features than other contemporary writers but because, for Barth, "life" and "art" are two sides of the same coin. In this brief study, first published in 1987, Heide Ziegler…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals)

    Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts

    By Jonathan Goldberg

    First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary…

    Paperback – 2016-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Realism and Power (Routledge Revivals)

    Postmodern British Fiction

    By Alison Lee

    First published in 1990, this study focuses on the subversive techniques of British postmodernist fiction and examines its challenge to Realist traditions, and the liberal humanist ideology behind it. Exploring the concept of literary postmodernism, and the strategies and philosophies to which it…

    Paperback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Utopias and the Environment

    Edited by Geoffrey Berry

    Utopias and the Environment explores the way in which the kind of ‘dreaming’, or re-visioning, known as the ‘utopian imaginary’ takes environmental concerns into account. This kind of creative intervention is increasingly important in an era of ecological crisis, as we witness the failure of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge

  • V. S. Naipaul: Displacement and Autobiography

    By Judith Levy

    Originally published in 1995. V. S. Naipaul, a Trinidadian of Indian descent living in the West, has written in many forms. Through an analysis of five works by Naipaul written in different modes and periods of his life, this study posits a relationship between a cultural condition and a choice of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

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