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  1. Texts and Textuality

    Textual Instability, Theory, and Interpretation

    By Philip G. Cohen

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals)

    Ideology and Fiction

    By Lennard J. Davis

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Essays on Fiction 1971-82 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sir Frank Kermode

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished...

    Published February 13th 2015 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 December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge