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  1. Elegant Jeremiahs (Routledge Revivals)

    The Sage from Carlyle to Mailer

    By George P. Landow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Labelled "an elegant Jeremiah" by a journalist of his day, the urbane Victorian Matthew Arnold must have received the comparison with the Old Testament prophet uneasily. Writing in the 1970s, Norman Mailer seems to owe nothing to the biblical for his description of a long hot wait to buy a cold...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Arthurian Literature and Christianity

    Notes from the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Peter Meister

    Series: Garland Library of Medieval Literature

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Superheroes and Identities

    Edited by Mel Gibson, David Huxley, Joan Ormrod

    Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Barbarian North in Medieval Imagination

    Ethnicity, Legend, and Literature

    By Robert Rix

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ‘out-of-Scandinavia’ legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Translation Under State Control

    Books for Young People in the German Democratic Republic

    By Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Gaby Thomson-Wohlgemuth explores the effects of ideology on the English-to-German translation of children’s literature under the socialist regime of the former German Democratic Republic. Giving prominence to extra-textual factors, the study undertakes a close investigation of the...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature

    Edited by Michelle Tokarczyk

    Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

    This book is one of the first collections on a neglected field in American literature: that written by and about the working-class. Examining literature from the 1850s to the present, contributors use a wide variety of critical approaches, expanding readers’ understanding of the critical lenses...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Discourses of Postcolonialism in Contemporary British Children's Literature

    By Blanka Grzegorczyk

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book considers how contemporary British children’s books engage with some of the major cultural debates of recent years, and how they resonate with the current preoccupations and tastes of the white mainstream British reading public. A central assumption of this volume is that Britain’s...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Imagining Culture (Routledge Revivals)

    Essays in Early Modern History and Literature

    Edited by Jonathan Hart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Imagining Culture, first published in 1996, discusses literature as a whole rather than a partisan interest in those who are in or out of favour, and how that literature relates to other arts as well as to philosophical, historical, and cultural contexts. This title will be of interest to students...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge