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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. 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

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attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural...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

  3. 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

  4. 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 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 26th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 24th 2009 by Routledge

  7. 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 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

  9. 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 4th 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 17th 2009 by Routledge