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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. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 6th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood

    Mapping the World in Household Words

    By Sabine Clemm

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens’ weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. It offers...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Paul Auster's Postmodernity

    By Brendan Martin

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book focuses upon the literary and autobiographical writings of American novelist Paul Auster, investigating his literary postmodernity in relation to a full range of his writings. Martin addresses Auster’s evocation of a range of postmodern notions, such as the duplicitous art of...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Philip K. Dick

    Canonical Writer of the Digital Age

    By Lejla Kucukalic

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Everybody's America

    Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism

    By David Witzling

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Everybody’s America reassesses Pynchon’s literary career in order to explain the central role played by the racialization of American culture in the postmodernist deconstruction of subjectivity and literary authority and in the crisis in white liberal culture. It charts the evolution of both these...

    Published July 21st 2010 by Routledge