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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. Dickens's Secular Gospel

    Work, Gender, and Personality

    By Chris Louttit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The first full-length study on the subject of Dickens and work, this book reshapes our understanding of Dickens by challenging a critical oversimplification: that Dickens's attitude towards work reflects conventional expressions of Victorian earnestness of the sort attributed also to Thomas Carlyle...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton

    Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism

    By Joseph R. McCleary

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines a selection of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesteron's relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw,...

    Published February 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 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Magic Lantern

    Representations of the Double in Dickens

    By Maria Cristina Paganoni

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era....

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  5. 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 12th 2007 by Routledge

  6. 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 6th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published April 4th 2007 by Routledge

  8. D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing

    Colonialism in His Travel Writing and Leadership Novels

    By Eunyoung Oh

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing builds upon developments within postcolonial theory to argue for a reconsideration of the concept of "spirit of place" in D. H. Lawrence’s travel books and "leadership" novels – works that record Lawrence’s various encounters with racial and geographical "others...

    Published November 26th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Influential Ghosts

    A Study of Auden's Sources

    By Rachel Wetzsteon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources explores some of the most important literary and philosophical influences on W.H. Auden's poetry. The study attempts to show that Auden's poetry derives much of its interest from the vast range of authors on whom he drew for inspiration. But it also...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Machine that Sings

    Modernism, Hart Crane and the Culture of the Body

    By Gordon A. Tapper

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Examining how Crane's corporeal aesthetic informs poems written across the span of his career, The Machine That Sings focuses on four texts in which Crane's preoccupation with the body reaches its apoge. Tapper treats Voyages, The Wine Merchant, and Possessions as a triptych of erotic poems in...

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge