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New and Published Books

  1. Herbert Read

    A Memorial Symposium

    Edited by Robin Skelton

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Herbert Read and Selected Works

    As a poet and critic of art and literature, and as a social and political philosopher, Sir Herbert Read exerted an important influence on the culture of his time. Not only did he assist and inspire many writers and artists, but through his work for the idea of ‘education through art’, he greatly...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Diary Poetics

    Form and Style in Writers’ Diaries, 1915-1962

    By Anna Jackson

    The diary is a genre that is often thought of as virtually formless, a "capacious hold-all" for the writer’s thoughts, and as offering unmediated access to the diarist’s true self. Focusing on the diaries of Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Antonia White, Joe Orton, John Cheever, and Sylvia...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Hayek On Mill

    The Mill-Taylor Friendship and Related Writings

    Edited by Sandra J. Peart

    Series: The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek

    Best known for reviving the tradition of classical liberalism, F. A. Hayek was also a prominent scholar of the philosopher John Stuart Mill. One of his greatest undertakings was a collection of Mill’s extensive correspondence with his longstanding friend and later companion and wife, Harriet...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Telling Tales

    Autobiographies of Childhood and Youth

    Edited by Kylie Cardell, Kate Douglas

    Young writers have historically played a pivotal role in shaping autobiographical genres and this continues into the graphic and digital texts which characterise contemporary life writing. This volume offers a selection of pertinent case studies which illuminate some of the core themes which have...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Caligula

    The Abuse of Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Series: Roman Imperial Biographies

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Letters to a Friend

    By Rabindranath Tagore

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1928, is a collection of letters from the Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore to C. F. Andrews. The letters have been divided into several chapters, accompanied by introductory notes by Andrews, and provide the reader with an expression of Tagore’s anxiety about...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Memories of My Life

    By Francis Galton

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Memories of my Life, first published in 1908, is an autobiography by the psychologist, anthropologist, geographer, and inventor Sir Francis Galton. This book contains a detailed account of Galton’s life, and will be of interest to students of Victorian history....

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Tolstoy

    His Life and Work

    By Derrick Leon

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1944, provides a comprehensive overview of the work and life of the writer and philosopher Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. Widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, this title examines some of Tolstoy’s most seminal works, including War and Peace and Anna...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Rachmaninoff's Recollections

    By Oskar von Riesemann

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1934, contains the recollections of the varied and coloured life of a great pianist and composer, who is one of the most striking figures of the musical world. Rachmaninoff dictated his memoires to the author of this book, and much of the story is therefore told in the...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Identity and Power in Narratives of Displacement

    By Katrina M. Powell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    In this book, Powell examines the ways that identities are constructed in displacement narratives based on cases of eminent domain, natural disaster, and civil unrest, attending specifically to the rhetorical strategies employed as barriers and boundaries intersect with individual lives. She...

    Published February 25th 2015 by Routledge