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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. Homosexuality in the Life and Work of Joseph Conrad

    Love Between the Lines

    By Richard J. Ruppel

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book analyzes the representations of homosexuality in Conrad’s fiction, beginning with Conrad’s life and letters to show that Conrad himself was, at least imaginatively, bisexual. Conrad’s recurrent bouts of neurasthenia, his difficult courtships, late marriage, and frequent expressions of...

    Published November 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  2. Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language

    By Stefan Holander

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines Wallace Stevens' ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated...

    Published November 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism

    Tracing Nightwood

    By Monika Lee

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study looks at the origins of the modernist movement, linking gender, modernism and the literary, before considering the bearing these discourses had on Djuna Barnes's writing. The main contribution of this innovative and scholarly work is the exploration of the editorial changes that T. S....

    Published November 4th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Our Scene is London

    Ben Jonson's City and the Space of the Author

    By James D. Mardock

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this thought-provoking study Mardock looks at Ben Jonson's epigrams, prose, and verse satire in order to focus on Jonson's theatrical appropriations of London space both in and out of the playhouse. Through this critical analysis, the author argues that the strategies of...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

    By John Cant

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world....

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Writing Out of All the Camps

    J.M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement

    By Laura Wright

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Writing "Out of all the Camps": J. M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement is an interdisciplinary examination--combining ethical, postcolonial, performance, gender-based, and environmental theory--of the ways that 2003 Nobel Prize-winning South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, primarily through his...

    Published July 1st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

    By Arthur F. Bethea

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Emphasizing important techniques and themes, with due consideration of germane theoretical perspectives and relevant biographical materials, this study offers the most comprehensive, sophisticated examination of Raymond Carver's fiction and poetry to date. Key arguments include a de-emphasis of...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Pynchon and History

    Metahistorical Rhetoric and Postmodern Narrative Form in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon

    By Shawn Smith

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

    By Reneé Somers

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including interior design, architecture, and landscaping. Her theories of space were practiced...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Who Reads Ulysses?

    The Common Reader and the Rhetoric of the Joyce Wars

    By Julie Sloan Brannon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge