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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. Poetic Language and Political Engagement in the Poetry of Keats

    By Jack L. Siler

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this incisive volume Siler traces the uneasy relationship between the content of Keats' poems and social history. In the process, he discovers that the early poems are linked with the mission statement of the radical journal Annals of the Fine Arts, whilst the poems after Endymion reveal a...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. Politics and Aesthetics in The Diary of Virginia Woolf

    By Joanne Tidwell

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this critical study, Tidwell examines the conflict of aesthetics and politics in The Diary of Virginia Woolf. As a modernist writer concerned with contemporary aesthetic theories, Woolf experimented with limiting the representative nature of writing. At the same time, as a feminist, Woolf wanted...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative

    “What’s aught but as ‘tis valued?”

    By Peter F. Grav

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite the volume of work Shakespeare produced, surprisingly few of his plays directly concern money and the economic mindset. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative examines the five plays that do address monetary issues (The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice,...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals

    By Kathryn Prince

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Based on extensive archival research, Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals offers an entirely new perspective on popular Shakespeare reception by focusing on articles published in Victorian periodicals. Shakespeare had already reached the apex of British culture in the previous...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Pynchon and the Political

    By Samuel Thomas

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Thomas Pynchon's writing has been widely regarded as an exemplary form of postmodern fiction. It is characterized as genre-defying and enigmatic, as a series of complex and esoteric language games. This study attempts to demonstrate, however, that an oblique yet compelling sense of the "political"...

    Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. American Flaneur

    The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe

    By James Werner

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Artist-Figure, Society, and Sexuality in Virginia Woolf's Novels

    By Ann Ronchetti

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book explores the relationship between aesthetic productivity and artists' degree of involvement in social and sexual life as depicted in Virginia Woolf's novels. Ann Ronchetti locates the sources of Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with the artist's relationship to society in her family...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Queer Impressions

    Henry James' Art of Fiction

    By Elaine Pigeon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens

    The Performance of Modern Consciousness

    By Sara J. Ford

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book traces the presence of the theater, both as an abstract concept and a literal space, in the plays and poetry of Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens as it attempts to explain the parallel depictions of consciousness that are found in both authors' work. Literary modernists inherited a self...

    Published May 15th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

    By Jennifer Lee Jordan Heinert

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study analyzes the relationship between race and genre in four of Toni Morrison’s novels: The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, Jazz, and Beloved. Heinert argues how Morrison’s novels revise conventional generic forms such as bildungsroman, folktales, slave narratives, and the formal realism of the...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge