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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Influential Ghosts

    A Study of Auden's Sources

    By Rachel Wetzsteon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources explores some of the most important literary and philosophical influences on W.H. Auden's poetry. The study attempts to show that Auden's poetry derives much of its interest from the vast range of authors on whom he drew for inspiration. But it also...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. T.S. Eliot's Civilized Savage

    Religious Eroticism and Poetics

    By Laurie MacDiarmid

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    T. S. Eliot's Civilized Savage revisits this poet's drafts and canonical poetry in a sometimes dismissive critical arena . While contemporary readers emphasize Eliot's charged personal life, his anti-Semitism, his political conservatism, and his misogyny, Laurie MacDiarmid argues that although...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Machine that Sings

    Modernism, Hart Crane and the Culture of the Body

    By Gordon A. Tapper

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Examining how Crane's corporeal aesthetic informs poems written across the span of his career, The Machine That Sings focuses on four texts in which Crane's preoccupation with the body reaches its apoge. Tapper treats Voyages, The Wine Merchant, and Possessions as a triptych of erotic poems in...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Thoughts Painfully Intense

    Hawthorne and the Invalid Author

    By James Mancall

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Melville's Monumental Imagination

    By Ian S. Maloney

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Melville's Monumental Imagination explores the connection between the contested 19th century American monument tradition and one of the nation's most revered authors, Herman Melville (1819-1891). The book was written to fill a void in recent Melville scholarship. To date, there has not been a...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. No Image There and the Gaze Remains

    The Visual in the Work of Jorie Graham

    By Catherine Karaguezian

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge