2012 Literature and Cultural Studies Catalogue

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Routledge Revivals Backlist

Our Routledge Revivals literature collection includes a truly wide-ranging selection of titles, encompassing works by distinguished authors such as: Andrew Motion, Hermione Lee, Alan Sinfield, Raymond Bradbury and John Sutherland.

Titles range from Lancelot-Grail to Romanticism, to major twentieth century writers like Philip Roth, Virginia Woolf and Saul Bellow. 

  1. Still Crazy After All These Years (Routledge Revivals)

    Women, Writing and Psychoanalysis

    By Rachel Bowlby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The starting point for this book, first published in 1992, is a question of rhetoric – as much in the writings of feminism as in other writing about women. How do texts construct possibilities and limits, openings and impasses, which set the terms for the ways in which we think about what a woman...

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Just Looking (Routledge Revivals)

    Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola

    By Rachel Bowlby

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The spectacular development of early consumer society in Britain, France and the United States had a profound impact on constructions of femininity and masculinity, and commercial and cultural values in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on novels by Theodore Dreiser,...

    Published November 18th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The Language of Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Casey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Nation's Cause

    French, English and German Poetry of the First World War

    By Elizabeth A. Marsland

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    As we approach the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, this timely reissue, first published in 1991, evaluates the function of poetry in wartime Europe, arguing that war poetry must be understood as a social as well as a literary phenomenon. As well as locating the work of well-known...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  5. A Gathered Church

    The Literature of the English Dissenting Interest, 1700-1930

    By Donald Davie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1978, this study considers the impact of dissenting voices upon literature, religion and politics in order to reassess the nonconformist contribution to English culture from the eighteenth century through to the twentieth. This historical survey takes into the account the...

    Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Literature in Protestant England, 1560-1660 (Routledge Revivals)

    By Alan Sinfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The hardline, uncompromising theology preached by the English Church in the 16th and 17th Centuries had disturbing effects on the literature of the period. This study, originally published in 1983, assesses the importance of the prevailing religious climate to the work of several major writers...

    Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Philip Roth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Hermione Lee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    On its original publication in 1982 this book was the first full-length study of Philip Roth as a major twentieth-century writer. As well as setting the novelist’s work in the context of Jewish-American writing (and Jewish-American families) and twentieth-century American politics, the book...

    Published November 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  8. The Novels of Virginia Woolf (Routledge Revivals)

    By Hermione Lee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This is a reissue of a critical introduction to the novels of Virginia Woolf, first published in 1977. It makes close, illuminating readings of her nine novels, placing Woolf in her literary context and providing an accessible, clear and valuable guide for students starting out on a study of Woolf...

    Published November 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Philip Larkin (Routledge Revivals)

    By Andrew Motion

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Philip Larkin is recognised as one of the most important writers to have emerged in Britain since the Second World War. First published in 1982, Andrew Motion’s study begins with an account of Larkin’s life and literary background and discusses his literary relationship with Hardy and Yeats...

    Published March 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Saul Bellow (Routledge Revivals)

    By Malcolm Bradbury

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study of Saul Bellow, initially published in 1982, looks at this Nobel Prize-winning author as a leading figure in the development of contemporary fiction, one whose work has, however, been challenged by more experimental, ‘post-modern’ developments in the novel. Bradbury draws attention to...

    Published September 28th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Encyclopedia of Romanticism (Routledge Revivals)

    Culture in Britain, 1780s-1830s

    Edited by Laura Dabundo

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First Published in 1992, this encyclopedia is designed to survey the social, cultural and intellectual climate of English Romanticism from approximately the 1780s and the French Revolution to the 1830s and the Reform Bill. Focussing on ‘the spirit of the age’, the book deals with the aesthetic,...

    Published October 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  12. Lancelot-Grail: Volume 1 (Routledge Revivals)

    The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    The French Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the slightly later Post-Vulgate are long prose romances that present the full Arthurian story, including Camelot and the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guenevere, the life of Merlin, and the Quest for the Grail....

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Lancelot-Grail: Volume 2 (Routledge Revivals)

    The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  14. Lancelot-Grail: Volume 3 (Routledge Revivals)

    The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    The French Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the slightly later Post-Vulgate are long prose romances that present the full Arthurian story, including Camelot and the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guenevere, the life of Merlin, and the Quest for the Grail....

    Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Lancelot-Grail: Volume 4 (Routledge Revivals)

    The Old French Arthurian Vulgate and Post-Vulgate in Translation

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    The French Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the slightly later Post-Vulgate are long prose romances that present the full Arthurian story, including Camelot and the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guenevere, the life of Merlin, and the Quest for the Grail....

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  16. Lancelot-Grail: Volume 5 (Routledge Revival)

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    The French Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate Cycle) and the slightly later Post-Vulgate are long prose romances that present the full Arthurian story, including Camelot and the Round Table, the love story of Lancelot and Guenevere, the life of Merlin, and the Quest for the Grail....

    Published April 20th 2010 by Routledge

  17. Lancelot-Grail: 5 Volumes (Routledge Revivals)

    The Old French Vulgate & Post-Vulgate Cycles in Translation

    Edited by Norris J. Lacy

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Lancelot-Grail

    The Arthurian episodic romance, which includes the love story of Lancelot and Guinevere and the Quest for the Grail are enduringly popular tales, but ones with a very complex history. These five volumes collect together and offer translations of the Lancelot-Grail Cycle (also known as the Vulgate...

    Published April 19th 2010 by Routledge

  18. The Chinese Classic Novels (Routledge Revivals)

    An Annotated Bibliography of Chiefly English-Language Studies

    By Margaret Berry

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this reissue is an important work in the field of national literary exchange. Declared by American Library Association in its Choice publication one of the ten best reference works of 1988, the volume has survived global change - politically, socially,...

    Published September 26th 2010 by Routledge

  19. Reading the Cantos (Routledge Revivals)

    A Study of Meaning in Ezra Pound

    By Noel Stock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1967, this is a study which tackles the central problem of meaning, within Ezra Pound's The Cantos. It deals with the question of important critical issues, as well as of interpretation and understanding. Students of modern poetry will derive great benefit...

    Published November 14th 2010 by Routledge

  20. The Elizabethan Dumb Show (Routledge Revivals)

    The History of a Dramatic Convention

    By Dieter Mehl

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in English in 1965, this book discusses the roots and development of the dumb show as a device in Elizabethan drama. The work provides not only a useful manual for those who wish to check the occurrence of dumb shows and the uses to which they are put; it also makes a real...

    Published October 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  21. The Middle English Romances of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dieter Mehl

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in English in 1968, this book provides a critical guide to the wide field of the Middle English Romances and gives a helpful survey of the contemporary state of scholarship. Dr Mehl traces the development of Middle English Romances from thee thirteenth to the end of the...

    Published September 20th 2010 by Routledge

  22. Bestsellers (Routledge Revivals)

    Popular Fiction of the 1970s

    By John Sutherland

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1981, this book offers a study of British and American popular fiction in the 1970s, a decade in which the quest for the superseller came to dominate the lives of publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. Illustrated by examples of the lurid incidents that catapult so many...

    Published September 26th 2010 by Routledge

  23. Novel and Romance 1700-1800 (Routledge Revivals)

    A Documentary Record

    By Ioan Williams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The documents collected in this volume, first published in 1970, trace the development of novel criticism during one of the most formative periods in the history of fiction: from 1700-1800. The material includes prefaces to collections, translations and original novels; essays written for journals...

    Published November 29th 2010 by Routledge

  24. Sir Walter Scott on Novelists and Fiction (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Ioan Williams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1968, this collection of essays and reviews represents all that Sir Walter Scott wrote on the subject of novels and novelists, and will be invaluable for the study of Scott, both as novelist and critic. The work provides a survey of the novel at an important...

    Published November 14th 2010 by Routledge

  25. Chaucer and the Social Contest (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peggy Knapp

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, Chaucer and the Social Contest takes a fresh view of The Canterbury Tales, by placing the storytelling contest among the Canterbury pilgrims within the larger social contests in the changing England of the late fourteenth century. The author focuses on three crucial fields...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  26. The Criticism of Henry Fielding (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ioan Williams

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1970, this selection of Fielding’s criticism is an important contribution to our understanding of Fielding and his age. It directs considerable light upon Fielding’s own critical views, with regard both to his own works and to eighteenth-century life and literature at large. The...

    Published March 24th 2011 by Routledge

  27. English Tragedy before Shakespeare (Routledge Revivals)

    The Development of Dramatic Speech

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in English in 1961, this reissue relates the problems of form and style to the development of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The work offers positive standards by which to assess the development of pre-Shakespearean drama and, by tracing certain characteristics in...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  28. The Major Victorian Poets: Reconsiderations (Routledge Revivals)

    By Isobel Armstrong

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this edition collection brings together a series of essays offering a re-evaluation of Victorian poetry in the light of early 20th Century criticism. The essays in this collection concentrate upon the poets whose reputations suffered from the great...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge

  29. The Fictional Encyclopaedia (Routledge Revivals)

    Joyce, Pound, Sollers

    By Hilary Clark

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1990, this work offers an analysis of the phenomenon of encyclopaedism in literature. Hilary Clark develops the theory of an encyclopaedic form in the interests of making clear distinctions between the realist narrative form and that of the encyclopaedic-parodic or fictional...

    Published June 28th 2011 by Routledge

  30. Against The Age (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to William Morris

    By Peter Faulkner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Students new to the work of William Morris will find the full range of his achievements covered in this reissue of Peter Faulkner's excellent biography, first published in 1980. The author has carefully placed Morris in the context of the Victorian age, but has also suggested the relevance of his...

    Published June 20th 2011 by Routledge

  31. Blake and the New Age (Routledge Revivals)

    By Kathleen Raine

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this is a very welcome reissue of Kathleen Raine's seminal study of William Blake - England’s only prophet. He challenged with extraordinary vigour the premises which now underline much of Western civilization, hitting hard at the ideas of a naive materialist...

    Published May 25th 2011 by Routledge

  32. Thomas Hardy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Page

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this concise and insightful study of the life and works of Thomas Hardy provides a thorough examination of Hardy's literary output. Alongside a brief biography of Hardy's life, Professor Page's study also spotlights his major and minor novels, his short stories, his...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  33. The Life of Ezra Pound

    By Noel Stock

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1970, this is a detailed and balanced biography of one of the most controversial literary figures of the twentieth century. Ezra Pound, an American who left home for Venice and London at the age of twenty-three, was a leading member of ‘the modern movement’, a friend and helper...

    Published May 18th 2011 by Routledge

  34. The Language of Jane Austen (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Page

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1972, Norman Page’s seminal study of The Language of Jane Austen seeks to demonstrate both the exceptional nature and the degree of subtlety of Jane Austen’s use of language. As well as examining the staple items of her vocabulary and some of the characteristic patterns of her...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge

  35. The Brontë Novels (Routledge Revivals)

    By W. A. Craik

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1968, this reissue of Dr. Craik’s critical appreciation of the completed novels of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë is seminal for the way in which it shifts emphasis away from the Brontë family biography towards a detailed critical analysis of the novels themselves. Separate...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge

  36. Routledge Revivals: Literature

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This 20 volume Routledge Revivals collection brings together a selection of groundbreaking Literature titles, from the rich and diverse Routledge backlist. With titles published between 1964 and 1996, this is a truly wide-ranging selection, encompassing works by distinguished authors such as:...

    Published May 30th 2011 by Routledge

  37. The Stubborn Structure

    Essays on Criticism and Society

    By Northrop Frye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1970, this collection is made up of a selection of essays composed between 1962 and 1968, written by distinguished humanist and literary critic Northrop Frye. The book is divided into two parts: one deals largely with the contexts of literary criticism; the other offers more...

    Published October 7th 2011 by Routledge

  38. The Heyday of Sir Walter Scott

    By Donald Davie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century. Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam Mickiewicz and James Fenimore Cooper, this...

    Published December 7th 2011 by Routledge

  39. The Harvest of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Thomas Rice Henn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Upon initial publication in 1956, this book was an attempt to re-state certain problems concerning the aesthetics and ethics of the tragic form; to examine these in relation to contemporary work in psychology and anthropology; to enquire into the significance of ‘the fact or experience called...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge

  40. The Lonely Tower (Routledge Revivals)

    Studies in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats

    By Thomas Rice Henn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1965, this reissue of the second edition of T. R. Henn’s seminal study offers an impressive breadth and depth of meditations on the poetry of W. B. Yeats. His life and influences are discussed at length, from the impact of the Irish Rebellion upon his youth, to his training as a...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge

  41. Entropy Exhibition (Routledge Revivals)

    Michael Moorcock and the British 'New Wave' in Science Fiction

    By Colin Greenland

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When first published in 1983 The Entropy Exhibition was the first critical assessment of the literary movement known as ‘New Wave’ science fiction. It examines the history of the New Worlds magazine and its background in the popular imagination of the 1960s, traces the strange history of sex in...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  42. Jacobean Drama (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1936, The Jacobean Drama is a brilliant interpretation of the drama written between the last years of Elizabeth I and the first years of Charles I. Professor Una Mary Ellis-Fermor’s book traces the evolution of thought and mood from the end of Marlowe’s career,...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  43. Irish Dramatic Movement (Routledge Revivals)

    An Interpretation

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1939, The Irish Dramatic Movement is a critical study of the dramatic work of W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, their contemporaries and some of their successors. Professor Ellis-Fermor relates each to the movement as a whole, discussing the nature of poetic drama in the...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge

  44. Tamburlaine the Great (Routledge Revivals)

    In Two Parts

    By Una Mary Ellis Fermor

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Una Ellis-Fermor

    First published in 1930, in Tamburlaine the Great – in Two Parts, Professor Ellis-Fermor discusses early editions of the work and considers how far the spelling and punctuation of the 1590 octavo should be retained in modern editions. The author discusses the date that the play was written and its...

    Published May 28th 2012 by Routledge