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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. Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity

    By Karen Leick

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book is a cultural history of Stein’s rise to fame and the function of literary celebrity in America from 1910 to 1935. By examining not the ways that Stein portrayed the popular in her work, but the ways the popular portrayed her, this study shows that there was an intimate relationship...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Dorothy Wordsworth's Ecology

    By Kenneth Cervelli

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Dorothy Wordsworth has a unique place in literary studies. Notoriously self-effacing, she assiduously eschewed publication, yet in her lifetime, her journals inspired William to write some of his best-known poems. Memorably depicting daily life in a particular environment (most famously, Grasmere),...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Yeats and Theosophy

    By Ken Monteith

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    When H. P. Blavatsky, the controversial head of the turn of the century movement Theosophy, defined "a true Theosophist" in her book The Key to Theosophy, she could have just as easily have been describing W. B. Yeats. Blavatsky writes, "A true Theosophist must put in practice the loftiest moral...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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