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New and Published Books

  1. Genre

    2nd Edition

    By John Frow

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    This second edition of John Frow’s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Literary Criticism and Theory

    From Plato to Postcolonialism

    By Pelagia Goulimari

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Rignall

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott,...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Fantasy and Mimesis (Routledge Revivals)

    Responses to Reality in Western Literature

    By Kathryn Hume

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Since Plato and Aristotle’s declaration of the essence of literature as imitation, western narrative has been traditionally discussed in mimetic terms. Marginalized fantasy- the deliberate from reality – has become the hidden face of fiction, identified by most critics as a minor genre. First...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Terrors of Uncertainty (Routledge Revivals)

    The Cultural Contexts of Horror Fiction

    By Joseph Grixti

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Milton (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study in Ideology and Form

    By Christopher Kendrick

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title critiques the canonical view of Milton as an isolated Great Man, and reassesses the impact of the Puritan Revolution on two of his major works: the Areopagitica and Paradise Lost. The study focuses on the emergence of a discreet ethical framework of thought...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Narrative Exchanges (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ian Reid

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity, it gives particular attention to the processes of framing, substitution and...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Criticism, Crisis, and Contemporary Narrative

    Textual Horizons in an Age of Global Risk

    Edited by Paul Crosthwaite

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

    The etymological affinity between ‘criticism’ and ‘crisis’ has never been more resonant than it is today, when social life is increasingly understood as defined by a succession of overlapping global crises: financial and economic crises; environmental crises; geopolitical crises; terrorist crises;...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Critical Twilight (Routledge Revivals)

    Explorations in the Ideology of Anglo-American Literary Theory from Eliot to McLuhan

    By John Fekete

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book was the first to map extensively the ideological typography of the Anglo-American tradition of literary theory. It interrogates, comprehensively and in detail, the assumptions and categorical development within critical ideas from I. A. Richards and T. S. Eliot,...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge