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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. Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day

    Phillip Larkin and the Plain Style

    By Tijana Stojkovic

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Larkin's poems are often regarded as falling somewhere between the traditional 'plain' and the more contemporary 'postmodern' categories. This study undertakes a comprehensive linguistic and historical study of the plain style tradition in poetry, its relationship with so-called 'difficult' poetry,...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex Theories and the Shaping of Two Moderns

    Hemingway and H.D.

    By Deirdre Anne McVicker Pettipiece

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the impact of scientific and sexologic theories on the creation of character in the prose of two moderns, Hemingway and H.D....

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 'All the World's a Stage'

    Dramatic Sensibility in Mary Shelley's Novels

    By Charlene Bunnell

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of thetheatrum mundi, world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels....

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 11th 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 16th 2014 by Routledge