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Introductory Literary Studies Books

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New and Published Books

  1. Studying Literature in English

    An Introduction

    By Dominic Rainsford

    Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels,...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Short Literary History of the United States

    By Mario Klarer

    A Short Literary History of the United States offers an introduction to American Literature for students who want to acquaint themselves with the most important periods, authors, and works of American literary history. Comprehensive yet concise, it provides an essential overview of the different...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Literary Studies

    A Practical Guide

    By Tison Pugh, Margaret E. Johnson

    Literary Studies: A Practical Guide provides a comprehensive foundation for the study of English, American, and world literatures, giving students the critical skills they need to best develop and apply their knowledge. Designed for use in a range of literature courses, it begins by outlining the...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. American Literature

    A History

    By Hans Bertens, Theo D'haen

    This comprehensive history of American Literature traces its development from the earliest colonial writings of the late 1500s through to the present day. This lively, engaging and highly accessible guide: offers lucid discussions of all major influences and movements such as Puritanism,...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Literary Theory: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Hans Bertens

    Series: The Basics

    This third edition of Hans Bertens’ bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Anatomy of Poetry (Routledge Revivals)

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    It is impossible to appreciate poetry fully without some knowledge of the various aspects of poetic technique. First published in 1953, with a second edition in 1982, this title explains all the usual technical terms in an accessible manner. Marjorie Boulton shows that it is possible to approach a...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Anatomy of Literary Studies (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to the Study of English Literature

    By Marjorie Boulton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1980, The Anatomy of Literary Studies provides students of English Literature with a clearer understanding of the significance and scope of the subject and a comprehensive background to its study. It gives pointers towards intellectual integrity and advice on independent study,...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts

    3rd Edition

    By Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    This hugely popular A-Z guide provides a comprehensive overview of the issues which characterize post-colonialism: explaining what it is, where it is encountered and the crucial part it plays in debates about race, gender, politics, language and identity. For this third edition over thirty new...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. An Introduction to Literary Studies

    3rd Edition

    By Mario Klarer

    In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and...

    Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Picturebooks

    Beyond the Borders of Art, Narrative and Culture

    Edited by Evelyn Arizpe, Maureen Farrell, Julie McAdam

    The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children’s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge