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Studies in Major Literary Authors

Studies in Major Literary Authors features outstanding scholarship on celebrated and neglected authors of both canonical and lesser-known texts.

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  1. Henry Miller and Religion

    By Thomas Nesbit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study argues that this previously banned author devoted his entire life to articulating a religion of self-liberation in his autobiographical books, examining his life and work within the context of fringe religious movements that were linked with the avant-garde in New York City and Paris at...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Reading and Mapping Hardy's Roads

    By Scott Rode

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines Thomas Hardy's representations of the road and the ways the archaeological and historical record of roads inform his work. Through an analysis of the uneven and often competing road signs found within three of his major novels - The Return of the Native, Tess of the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Artistry and Tradition of Tennyson's Battle Poetry

    By Timothy J. Lovelace

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Joycean Frames

    Film and the Fiction of James Joyce

    By Thomas Burkdall

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Employing concepts from film theory, this much-needed study explores in-depth the "cinematic" quality of James Joyce's fiction from Dubliners to Finnegan's Wake....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Naked Liberty and the World of Desire

    Elements of Anarchism in the Work of D.H. Lawrence

    By Simon Casey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this new and original study, Simon Casey explores the long-neglected link between D. H. Lawrence and philosophical anarchism. Focusing on the writings of some of the major anarchists-with particular emphasis on Stirner, Godwin, Bakunin and Thoreau-this book argues that the conceptual parallels...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The End of Learning

    Milton and Education

    By Thomas Festa

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book shows that education constitutes the central metaphor of John Milton's political as well as his poetic writing. Demonstrating how Milton's theory of education emerged from his own practices as a reader and teacher, this book analyzes for the first time the relationship between Milton's...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Queer Times

    Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

    By Jamie M. Carr

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book maps Christopher Isherwood's intellectual and aesthetic reflections from the late 1930s through the late 1970s. Drawing on the queer theory of Eve Sedgwick and the ethical theory of Michel Foucault, Carr illuminates Isherwood's post-war development of a queer ethos through his...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Dickens's Secular Gospel

    Work, Gender, and Personality

    By Chris Louttit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The first full-length study on the subject of Dickens and work, this book reshapes our understanding of Dickens by challenging a critical oversimplification: that Dickens's attitude towards work reflects conventional expressions of Victorian earnestness of the sort attributed also to Thomas Carlyle...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. In the Shadows of Divine Perfection

    Derek Walcott's Omeros

    By Lance Callahan

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros 1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge