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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Queer Times

    Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

    By Jamie 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism

    A Heart in Hiding

    By Jill Muller

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book restores the poet to his full intellectual and literary context as a Victorian convert to Catholicism....

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Frederick Douglass's Curious Audiences

    Ethos in the Age of the Consumable Subject

    By Terry Baxter

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book attempts to answer a fundamental question: How did Douglass manage to persuade anyone about the evils of slavery, and even impress viewers with his personal qualities, when his speeches were commonly considered mere entertainment, in the same category as Barnum's circus acts? In answering...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing

    Colonialism in His Travel Writing and Leadership Novels

    By Eunyoung Oh

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing builds upon developments within postcolonial theory to argue for a reconsideration of the concept of "spirit of place" in D. H. Lawrence’s travel books and "leadership" novels – works that record Lawrence’s various encounters with racial and geographical "others...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Conrad's Narratives of Difference

    Not Exactly Tales for Boys

    By Lissa Schneider

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In Joseph Conrad’s tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad’s use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

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