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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. Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys

    By Carol Dell'Amico

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys explores the postcolonial significance of Rhys’s modernist period work, which depicts an urban scene more varied than that found in other canonical representations of the period. Arguing against the view that Rhys comes into her...

    Published February 1st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Edith Wharton's Evolutionary Conception

    Darwinian Allegory in the Major Novels

    By Paul J. Ohler

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Edith Wharton's "Evolutionary Conception" investigates Edith Wharton's engagement with evolutionary theory in The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence. The book also examines The Descent of Man, The Fruit of the Tree, Twilight Sleep, and The Children to show that...

    Published January 25th 2010 by Routledge

  3. The Carver Chronotope

    Contextualizing Raymond Carver

    By G.P. Lainsbury

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Raymond Carver's fiction is widely known for its careful documentation of lower-middle-class North America in the 1970s and 80s. Building upon the realist understanding of Carver's work, Raymond Carver's Chronotope uses a central concept of Bakhtin's novelistics to formulate a new context for...

    Published December 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  4. Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    By Suzanne Bailey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Current work on speech pragmatics and visual thinking calls for a radical reassessment of the problem of obscurity or difficulty in Robert Browning’s work. In this innovative study, Bailey reinterprets Browning's life and work in the context of contemporary theories of language and attention,...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 June 30th 2009 by Routledge