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New and Published Books

  1. Tolstoy: An Approach bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

    By Janko Lavrin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

    This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the...

    Published August 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Geoffrey Hartman

    Criticism as Answerable Style

    By G. Douglas Atkins

    Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century

    `The critic explicitly acknowledges his dependence on prior words that make his word a kind of answer. He calls to other texts "that they might answer him."' Geoffrey Hartman is the first book devoted to an exploration of the `intellectual poetry' of the critic who, whether or not he `represents...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ezra Pound as Literary Critic

    By Emeritus Professor K K Ruthven, K. K. Ruthven

    Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century

    Bringing some of the insights of modern critical theory to bear on a great deal of information about Pound's activities as a literary critic (some of it made available only recently), K.K. Ruthven provides a provocative re-reading of a major modernist writer who dominated the discourse of modernism....

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Heidegger and the Romantics

    The Literary Invention of Meaning

    By Pol Vandevelde

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

    While there are many books on the romantics, and many books on Heidegger, there has been no book exploring the connection between the two. Pol Vandevelde’s new study forges this important link. Vandevelde begins by analyzing two models that have addressed the interaction between literature and...

    Published September 20th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Modern Honor

    A Philosophical Defense

    By Anthony Cunningham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

    This book examines the notion of honor with an eye to dissecting its intellectual demise and with the aim of making a case for honor’s rehabilitation. Western intellectuals acknowledge honor’s influence, but they lament its authority. For Western democratic societies to embrace honor, it must be...

    Published April 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Habermas and Literary Rationality

    By David L. Colclasure

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    Literary scholarship has paid little serious attention to Habermas' philosophy, and, on the other hand, the reception of Habermas has given little attention to the role that literary practice can play in a broader theory of communicative action. David Colclasure's argument sets out to demonstrate...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Guidebook to Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations

    By Marie McGinn

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Wittgenstein is one of the most important and influential twentieth-century philosophers in the western tradition. In his Philosophical Investigations he undertakes a radical critique of analytical philosophy's approach to both the philosophy of language and the philosophy of mind. The Routledge...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Proust as Philosopher

    The Art of Metaphor

    By Miguel de Beistegui

    Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time has long fascinated philosophers for its complex accounts of time, personal identity and narrative, amongst many other themes. Proust as Philosopher: The Art of Metaphor is the first book to try and connect Proust’s implicit ontology of experience with the...

    Published August 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

    By Ulrich Plass

    Series: Studies in Philosophy

    Plass argues that Adorno’s essays on literature are of prime importance for an understanding of his aesthetics because they challenge the conceptual limitations of philosophical discourse....

    Published May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts

    Edited by Matthew Kieran, Dominic Lopes

    Imagination, Philosophy and the Arts is the first comprehensive collection of papers by philosophers examining the nature of imagination and its role in understanding and making art.Imagination is a central concept in aesthetics with close ties to issues in the philosophy of mind and the philosophy...

    Published January 9th 2012 by Routledge