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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 217 new and published books in the subject of Literary History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Textual Scholarship

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Published January 11th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Mabinogi (Routledge Revivals)

    A Book of Essays

    By C. W. Sullivan III

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The purpose of this collection, which was first published in 1996, is to provide both an overview of the major critical approaches to the Four Branches of the Mabinogi and a selection of the best essays dealing with them. The essays examine the origins of the Mabinogion, comparative analyses, and...

    Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

    National and Transatlantic Contexts

    Edited by Monika M Elbert, Lesley Ginsberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism

    American publishing in the long nineteenth century was flooded with readers, primers, teaching-training manuals, children’s literature, and popular periodicals aimed at families. These publications attest to an abiding faith in the power of pedagogy that has its roots in transatlantic Romantic...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. National Poetry, Empires and War

    By David Aberbach

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Nationalism has given the world a genre of poetry bright with ideals of justice, freedom and the brotherhood of man, but also, at times, burning with humiliation and grievance, hatred and lust for revenge, driving human kind, as the Austrian poet Grillparzer put it, ‘From humanity via nationality...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Handbook of Latin American Literature (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by David William Foster

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987 (this second edition in 1992), the Handbook of Latin American Literature offers readers the opportunity to explore this literary history in the English Language and constitutes an ideological approach to Latin American Literature. It provides both concise information...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Transcultural Poetics and the Concept of the Poet

    From Philip Sidney to T.S. Eliot

    By Ranjan Ghosh

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Critiquing the politics and dynamics of the transcultural poetics of reading literature, this book demonstrates an ambitious understanding of the concept of the poet across a wide range of traditions – Anglo-American, German, French, Arabic, Chinese, Sanskrit, Bengali, Urdu – and philosophies of...

    Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Fin-de-Siècle World

    Edited by Michael Saler

    Series: Routledge Worlds

    This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Peter Pan's Shadows in the Literary Imagination

    By Kirsten Stirling

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book is a literary analysis of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in all its different versions -- key rewritings, dramatisations, prequels, and sequels -- and includes a synthesis of the main critical interpretations of the text over its history. A comprehensive and intelligent study of the Peter Pan...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Nation in Children’s Literature

    Nations of Childhood

    Edited by Kit Kelen, Bjorn Sundmark

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children’s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children’s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the...

    Published November 9th 2014 by Routledge