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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. The Environmental Unconscious in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

    By Elise Martucci

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book presents an ecocritical reading of DeLillo’s novels in an attempt to mediate between the seemingly incompatible influences of postmodernism and environmentalism. Martucci argues that although DeLillo is responding to and engaging with a postmodern culture of simulacra and simulation,...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  2. No Place for Home

    Spatial Constraint and Character Flight in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy

    By Jay Ellis

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book was written to venture beyond interpretations of Cormac McCarthy's characters as simple, antinomian, and non-psychological; and of his landscapes as unrelated to the violent arcs of often orphaned and always emotionally isolated and socially detached characters. As McCarthy usually...

    Published June 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Milton and the Spiritual Reader

    Reading and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England

    By David Ainsworth

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton’s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton’s readers neglect...

    Published March 24th 2008 by Routledge

  4. James Merrill

    Knowing Innocence

    By Reena Sastri

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    James Merrill: Knowing Innocence reevaluates the achievement of this important poet by showing how he takes up an old paradigm – innocence – and reinvents it in response to new historical, scientific, and cultural developments including the bomb, contemporary cosmology, and the question of agency....

    Published July 13th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Henry Miller and Religion

    By Thomas Nesbit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study argues that this previously banned author devoted his entire life to articulating a religion of self-liberation in his autobiographical books, examining his life and work within the context of fringe religious movements that were linked with the avant-garde in New York City and Paris at...

    Published June 7th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Somewhat on the Community System

    Representations of Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    By Andrew Loman

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published August 30th 2005 by Routledge

  7. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism

    By Paul Abeln

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to...

    Published January 4th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Elizabeth Stoddard & the Boundaries of Bourgeois Culture

    By Lynn Mahoney

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published December 1st 2003 by Routledge

  9. George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency

    By Anthony Stewart

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published July 29th 2003 by Routledge

  10. This Composite Voice

    The Role of W.B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry

    By Mark A. Bauer

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

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

    Published July 15th 2003 by Routledge