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  • Naturalism

    1st Edition

    By Lilian R. Furst, Peter N. Skrine

    First published in 1971, this book examines the literary style of Naturalism. After introducing the reader to the term itself, including its history and its relationship to Realism, it goes on to trace the origins of the Naturalist movement as well as particular groups which adhered to Naturalism…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Burlesque

    1st Edition

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful introduction to burlesque literature, a term used by critics from the seventh-century onwards to describe work in which an incongruity between serious subject-matter and style is used to provoke laughter. It examines the four main types of…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Classicism

    1st Edition

    By Dominique Secretan

    First published in 1972, this book provides an overview of Classicism in literature. After an informative introduction to the term, it explores some of the periods and places in which Classicism has been prominent: the Italian Renaissance, England before and during the Restoration, Renaissance…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Ode

    1st Edition

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1974, this book provides a helpful overview to the ode. After introducing the reader to classical odes, it goes on to trace the development of two major types: the Pindaric ode and the Horatian ode. The book concludes with a study of odes from the nineteenth and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Biography

    1st Edition

    By Alan Shelston

    First published in 1977, this book explores biography in the post-Renaissance period and investigates some of the problems implicit in this literary form. The introduction considers various aspects of biographical theory as expressed by practitioners and critics. The rest of the book is a detailed…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy of Manners

    1st Edition

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • A Guide to the Cosmology of William Blake

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn S. Freeman

    It is not surprising that visitors to Blake’s cosmology – the most elaborate in the history of British text and design – often demand a map in the form of a reference book. The entries in this volume benefit from the wide range of historical information made available in recent decades…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and New England

    1st Edition

    By Julia Ipgrave

    Designed to contribute to a greater understanding of the religious foundations of seventeenth century political writing, this study offers a detailed exploration of the significance of the figure and story of Adam at that time. The book investigates seventeenth-century writings from England and New…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Andrew Marvell

    Loss and aspiration, home and homeland in Miscellaneous Poems, 1st Edition

    By A. D. Cousins

    This monograph studies how, across the Folio of 1681, Marvell's poems engage not merely with different kinds of loss and aspiration, but with experiences of both that were, in mid-seventeenth-century England, disturbingly new and unfamiliar. It particularly examines Marvell's preoccupation with the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Angela Carter and Surrealism

    'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic', 1st Edition

    By Anna Watz

    In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation,…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Studies in Surrealism

  • Angela Carter: Surrealist, Psychologist, Moral Pornographer

    1st Edition

    By Scott Dimovitz

    Contributing to the conversation regarding Angela Carter's problematic relationship with what she viewed as the interrelated traditions of surrealism and psychoanalysis, Scott Dimovitz explores the intricate connections between Carter's private life and her public writing. He begins with Carter's…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

    The Other “Other”, 1st Edition

    By Matthieu Chapman

    This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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