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Routledge Research is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Ranging in scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Research titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Our publishing program in Literature research has grown rapidly in recent years, and we are pleased to be offering books ranging from Medieval to Contemporary literature, and covering topics such as Postcolonial Literature, Children’s Literature, Atlantics Studies, American Studies, and Travel Writing.

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Studies in Major Literary Authors

This series examines major authors, canonical and contemporary, from Melville to Carver to show the sophisticated kinds of research these authors have generated and to indicate new lines of inquiry for scholars.

  1. 'All the World's a Stage'

    Dramatic Sensibility in Mary Shelley's Novels

    By Charlene Bunnell

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the often tragic and nearly always disabling metaphor of thetheatrum mundi, world-as-stage, as it plays itself out in the characters of Mary Shelley's novels....

    Published April 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  2. American Flaneur

    The Cosmic Physiognomy of Edgar Allan Poe

    By James Werner

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    American Flaneur investigates the connections between Edgar A. Poe and the nineteenth-century flaneur - or strolling urban observer - suggested in Walter Benjamin's discussion of Baudelaire. This study illustrates the centrality of the flaneur to Poe's literary aims, and uses the flaneur to...

    Published February 9th 2004 by Routledge

  3. The Artist-Figure, Society, and Sexuality in Virginia Woolf's Novels

    By Ann Ronchetti

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book explores the relationship between aesthetic productivity and artists' degree of involvement in social and sexual life as depicted in Virginia Woolf's novels. Ann Ronchetti locates the sources of Woolf's lifelong preoccupation with the artist's relationship to society in her family...

    Published August 20th 2004 by Routledge

  4. The Artistry and Tradition of Tennyson's Battle Poetry

    By Timothy J. Lovelace

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 3rd 2003 by Routledge

  5. The Carver Chronotope

    Contextualizing Raymond Carver

    By G.P. Lainsbury

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Raymond Carver's fiction is widely known for its careful documentation of lower-middle-class North America in the 1970s and 80s. Building upon the realist understanding of Carver's work, Raymond Carver's Chronotope uses a central concept of Bakhtin's novelistics to formulate a new context for...

    Published November 11th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    By Suzanne Bailey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Current work on speech pragmatics and visual thinking calls for a radical reassessment of the problem of obscurity or difficulty in Robert Browning’s work. In this innovative study, Bailey reinterprets Browning's life and work in the context of contemporary theories of language and attention,...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys

    By Carol Dell'Amico

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys explores the postcolonial significance of Rhys’s modernist period work, which depicts an urban scene more varied than that found in other canonical representations of the period. Arguing against the view that Rhys comes into her...

    Published September 15th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Conrad's Narratives of Difference

    Not Exactly Tales for Boys

    By Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In Joseph Conrad’s tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad’s use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "...

    Published September 12th 2003 by Routledge

  9. Cormac McCarthy and the Myth of American Exceptionalism

    By John Cant

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This overview of McCarthy’s published work to date, including: the short stories he published as a student, his novels, stage play and TV film script, locates him as a icocolastic writer, engaged in deconstructing America’s vision of itself as a nation with an exceptionalist role in the world....

    Published October 7th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Creating Yoknapatawpha

    Readers and Writers in Faulkner's Fiction

    By Owen Robinson

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Creating Yoknapatawpha is a study of the crucial interplay of reading and writing processes involved in constructing the textual environment of William Faulkner’s work, and the nature and significance of the world created by these many forces. Yoknapatawpha County, the author contends, is the...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  11. D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing

    Colonialism in His Travel Writing and Leadership Novels

    By Eunyoung Oh

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    D.H. Lawrence's Border Crossing builds upon developments within postcolonial theory to argue for a reconsideration of the concept of "spirit of place" in D. H. Lawrence’s travel books and "leadership" novels – works that record Lawrence’s various encounters with racial and geographical "others...

    Published November 27th 2006 by Routledge

  12. Delicate Pursuit

    Discretion in Henry James and Edith Wharton

    By Jessica Levine

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 30th 2002 by Routledge

  13. Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood

    Mapping the World in Household Words

    By Sabine Clemm

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens’ weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. It offers...

    Published October 13th 2008 by Routledge

  14. Dickens's Secular Gospel

    Work, Gender, and Personality

    By Chris Louttit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The first full-length study on the subject of Dickens and work, this book reshapes our understanding of Dickens by challenging a critical oversimplification: that Dickens's attitude towards work reflects conventional expressions of Victorian earnestness of the sort attributed also to Thomas Carlyle...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  15. Djuna Barnes, T. S. Eliot and the Gender Dynamics of Modernism

    Tracing Nightwood

    By Monika Lee

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study looks at the origins of the modernist movement, linking gender, modernism and the literary, before considering the bearing these discourses had on Djuna Barnes's writing. The main contribution of this innovative and scholarly work is the exploration of the editorial changes that T. S....

    Published November 4th 2009 by Routledge

  16. Dorothy Wordsworth's Ecology

    By Kenneth Cervelli

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Dorothy Wordsworth has a unique place in literary studies. Notoriously self-effacing, she assiduously eschewed publication, yet in her lifetime, her journals inspired William to write some of his best-known poems. Memorably depicting daily life in a particular environment (most famously, Grasmere),...

    Published February 26th 2007 by Routledge

  17. Edith Wharton as Spatial Activist and Analyst

    By Reneé Somers

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Because she devoted much of her life to exploring the relationships that exist between people and their built environment, Edith Wharton developed a set of philosophies that she expressed in many arenas, including interior design, architecture, and landscaping. Her theories of space were practiced...

    Published July 28th 2005 by Routledge

  18. Edith Wharton's Evolutionary Conception

    Darwinian Allegory in the Major Novels

    By Paul J. Ohler

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Edith Wharton's "Evolutionary Conception" investigates Edith Wharton's engagement with evolutionary theory in The House of Mirth, The Custom of the Country, and The Age of Innocence. The book also examines The Descent of Man, The Fruit of the Tree, Twilight Sleep, and The Children to show that...

    Published May 17th 2006 by Routledge

  19. Editing Emily Dickinson

    The Production of an Author

    By Lena Christensen

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Editing Emily Dickinson considers the processes through which Dickinson's work has been edited in the twentieth century and how such editorial processes contribute specifically to the production of Emily Dickinson as author. The posthumous editing of her handwritten manuscripts into the...

    Published October 1st 2007 by Routledge

  20. Elizabeth Stoddard & the Boundaries of Bourgeois Culture

    By Lynn Mahoney

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 30th 2003 by Routledge

  21. Everybody's America

    Thomas Pynchon, Race, and the Cultures of Postmodernism

    By David Witzling

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Everybody’s America reassesses Pynchon’s literary career in order to explain the central role played by the racialization of American culture in the postmodernist deconstruction of subjectivity and literary authority and in the crisis in white liberal culture. It charts the evolution of both these...

    Published June 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  22. Frederick Douglass's Curious Audiences

    Ethos in the Age of the Consumable Subject

    By Terry Baxter

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book attempts to answer a fundamental question: How did Douglass manage to persuade anyone about the evils of slavery, and even impress viewers with his personal qualities, when his speeches were commonly considered mere entertainment, in the same category as Barnum's circus acts? In answering...

    Published June 30th 2004 by Routledge

  23. George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency

    By Anthony Stewart

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 28th 2003 by Routledge

  24. Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism

    A Heart in Hiding

    By Jill Muller

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book restores the poet to his full intellectual and literary context as a Victorian convert to Catholicism....

    Published August 19th 2003 by Routledge

  25. Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity

    By Karen Leick

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book is a cultural history of Stein’s rise to fame and the function of literary celebrity in America from 1910 to 1935. By examining not the ways that Stein portrayed the popular in her work, but the ways the popular portrayed her, this study shows that there was an intimate relationship...

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  26. Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens

    The Performance of Modern Consciousness

    By Sara J. Ford

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book traces the presence of the theater, both as an abstract concept and a literal space, in the plays and poetry of Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens as it attempts to explain the parallel depictions of consciousness that are found in both authors' work. Literary modernists inherited a self...

    Published May 19th 2002 by Routledge

  27. Henry James as a Biographer

    A Self Among Others

    By Willie Tolliver

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 16th 2000 by Routledge

  28. Henry Miller and Religion

    By Thomas Nesbit

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study argues that this previously banned author devoted his entire life to articulating a religion of self-liberation in his autobiographical books, examining his life and work within the context of fringe religious movements that were linked with the avant-garde in New York City and Paris at...

    Published June 6th 2007 by Routledge

  29. Homosexuality in the Life and Work of Joseph Conrad

    Love Between the Lines

    By Richard J. Ruppel

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book analyzes the representations of homosexuality in Conrad’s fiction, beginning with Conrad’s life and letters to show that Conrad himself was, at least imaginatively, bisexual. Conrad’s recurrent bouts of neurasthenia, his difficult courtships, late marriage, and frequent expressions of...

    Published February 4th 2008 by Routledge

  30. In the Shadows of Divine Perfection

    Derek Walcott's Omeros

    By Lance Callahan

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros 1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge

  31. Influential Ghosts

    A Study of Auden's Sources

    By Rachel Wetzsteon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources explores some of the most important literary and philosophical influences on W.H. Auden's poetry. The study attempts to show that Auden's poetry derives much of its interest from the vast range of authors on whom he drew for inspiration. But it also...

    Published November 13th 2006 by Routledge

  32. James Merrill

    Knowing Innocence

    By Reena Sastri

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    James Merrill: Knowing Innocence reevaluates the achievement of this important poet by showing how he takes up an old paradigm – innocence – and reinvents it in response to new historical, scientific, and cultural developments including the bomb, contemporary cosmology, and the question of agency....

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  33. Joyce and the Perverse Ideal

    By David Cotter

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 28th 2003 by Routledge

  34. Joycean Frames

    Film and the Fiction of James Joyce

    By Thomas Burkdall

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Employing concepts from film theory, this much-needed study explores in-depth the "cinematic" quality of James Joyce's fiction from Dubliners to Finnegan's Wake....

    Published April 30th 2001 by Routledge

  35. Lost City

    Fitzgerald's New York

    By Lauraleigh O'Meara

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 1st 2002 by Routledge

  36. The Machine that Sings

    Modernism, Hart Crane and the Culture of the Body

    By Gordon A. Tapper

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Examining how Crane's corporeal aesthetic informs poems written across the span of his career, The Machine That Sings focuses on four texts in which Crane's preoccupation with the body reaches its apoge. Tapper treats Voyages, The Wine Merchant, and Possessions as a triptych of erotic poems in...

    Published September 20th 2006 by Routledge

  37. Melville's Monumental Imagination

    By Ian S. Maloney

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Melville's Monumental Imagination explores the connection between the contested 19th century American monument tradition and one of the nation's most revered authors, Herman Melville (1819-1891). The book was written to fill a void in recent Melville scholarship. To date, there has not been a...

    Published November 16th 2005 by Routledge

  38. Milton and the Spiritual Reader

    Reading and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England

    By David Ainsworth

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Milton and the Spiritual Reader considers how John Milton’s later works demonstrate the intensive struggle of spiritual reading. Milton presents his own rigorous process of reading in order to instruct his readers how to advance their spiritual knowledge. Recent studies of Milton’s readers neglect...

    Published March 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  39. Milton's Uncertain Eden

    Understanding Place in Paradise Lost

    By Andrew Mattison

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study describes a variety of ways of thinking about place in the Renaissance and in Paradise Lost. Despite coming from different perspectives, they have in common the idea that the difficulty of the relationship of reciprocity that poetic subjects often expect from their environment...

    Published May 13th 2007 by Routledge

  40. Modernist Aesthetics and Consumer Culture in the Writings of Oscar Wilde

    By Paul Fortunato

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Oscar Wilde was a consumer modernist. His modernist aesthetics drove him into the heart of the mass culture industries of 1890s London, particularly the journalism and popular theatre industries. Wilde was extremely active in these industries: as a journalist at the Pall Mall Gazette; as magazine...

    Published April 5th 2007 by Routledge

  41. Naked Liberty and the World of Desire

    Elements of Anarchism in the Work of D.H. Lawrence

    By Simon Casey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this new and original study, Simon Casey explores the long-neglected link between D. H. Lawrence and philosophical anarchism. Focusing on the writings of some of the major anarchists-with particular emphasis on Stirner, Godwin, Bakunin and Thoreau-this book argues that the conceptual parallels...

    Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge

  42. Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

    By Jennifer Lee Jordan Heinert

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study analyzes the relationship between race and genre in four of Toni Morrison’s novels: The Bluest Eye, Tar Baby, Jazz, and Beloved. Heinert argues how Morrison’s novels revise conventional generic forms such as bildungsroman, folktales, slave narratives, and the formal realism of the...

    Published August 24th 2008 by Routledge

  43. A New Matrix for Modernism

    A Study of the Lives and Poetry of Charlotte Mew & Anna Wickham

    By Nelljean Rice

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 24th 2002 by Routledge

  44. No Image There and the Gaze Remains

    The Visual in the Work of Jorie Graham

    By Catherine Karaguezian

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 16th 2005 by Routledge

  45. No Place for Home

    Spatial Constraint and Character Flight in the Novels of Cormac McCarthy

    By Jay Ellis

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book was written to venture beyond interpretations of Cormac McCarthy's characters as simple, antinomian, and non-psychological; and of his landscapes as unrelated to the violent arcs of often orphaned and always emotionally isolated and socially detached characters. As McCarthy usually...

    Published July 11th 2006 by Routledge

  46. Our Scene is London

    Ben Jonson's City and the Space of the Author

    By James D. Mardock

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this thought-provoking study Mardock looks at Ben Jonson's epigrams, prose, and verse satire in order to focus on Jonson's theatrical appropriations of London space both in and out of the playhouse. Through this critical analysis, the author argues that the strategies of...

    Published November 13th 2007 by Routledge

  47. Patriarchy and Its Discontents

    Sexual Politics in Selected Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy

    By Joanna Devereux

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published November 14th 2002 by Routledge

  48. Paul Auster's Postmodernity

    By Brendan Martin

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book focuses upon the literary and autobiographical writings of American novelist Paul Auster, investigating his literary postmodernity in relation to a full range of his writings. Martin addresses Auster’s evocation of a range of postmodern notions, such as the duplicitous art of...

    Published August 27th 2007 by Routledge

  49. Philip K. Dick

    Canonical Writer of the Digital Age

    By Lejla Kucukalic

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural...

    Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  50. Philip Roth Considered

    The Concentrationary Universe of the American Writer

    By Steven Milowitz

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 24th 2000 by Routledge

  51. Poetic Language and Political Engagement in the Poetry of Keats

    By Jack L. Siler

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this incisive volume Siler traces the uneasy relationship between the content of Keats' poems and social history. In the process, he discovers that the early poems are linked with the mission statement of the radical journal Annals of the Fine Arts, whilst the poems after Endymion reveal a...

    Published December 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  52. Politics and Aesthetics in The Diary of Virginia Woolf

    By Joanne Tidwell

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this critical study, Tidwell examines the conflict of aesthetics and politics in The Diary of Virginia Woolf. As a modernist writer concerned with contemporary aesthetic theories, Woolf experimented with limiting the representative nature of writing. At the same time, as a feminist, Woolf wanted...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  53. Progress & Identity in the Plays of W.B. Yeats, 1892-1907

    By Barbara A. Suess

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 2nd 2003 by Routledge

  54. Pynchon and History

    Metahistorical Rhetoric and Postmodern Narrative Form in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon

    By Shawn Smith

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    While many previous books on Pynchon allude to his fictional engagement with historical events and figures, this book explores Pynchon as a historical novelist and, by extension, historical thinker. The book interprets Pynchon's four major novels V., Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason &...

    Published July 5th 2005 by Routledge

  55. Pynchon and the Political

    By Samuel Thomas

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Thomas Pynchon's writing has been widely regarded as an exemplary form of postmodern fiction. It is characterized as genre-defying and enigmatic, as a series of complex and esoteric language games. This study attempts to demonstrate, however, that an oblique yet compelling sense of the "political"...

    Published September 13th 2007 by Routledge

  56. Queer Impressions

    Henry James' Art of Fiction

    By Elaine Pigeon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Beginning with The Portrait of a Lady, this book shows how, in developing his unique form of realism, James highlights the tragic consequences of his American heroine's Romantic imagination, in particular, her Emersonian idealism. In order to expose Emerson's blind spot, a lacuna at the very centre...

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  57. Queer Times

    Christopher Isherwood's Modernity

    By Jamie M. Carr

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 10th 2006 by Routledge

  58. Reading and Mapping Hardy's Roads

    By Scott Rode

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines Thomas Hardy's representations of the road and the ways the archaeological and historical record of roads inform his work. Through an analysis of the uneven and often competing road signs found within three of his major novels - The Return of the Native, Tess of the...

    Published June 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  59. Ready to Trample on All Human Law

    Finance Capitalism in the Fiction of Charles Dickens

    By Paul A. Jarvie

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book explores the relationship between Dickens’s novels and the financial system. Elements of Dickens’s work form a critique of financial capitalism. This critique is rooted in the difference between use-value and exchange-value, and in the difference between productive circulations and mere...

    Published June 28th 2005 by Routledge

  60. Sex Theories and the Shaping of Two Moderns

    Hemingway and H.D.

    By Deirdre Anne McVicker Pettipiece

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book examines the impact of scientific and sexologic theories on the creation of character in the prose of two moderns, Hemingway and H.D....

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  61. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative

    “What’s aught but as ‘tis valued?”

    By Peter F. Grav

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite the volume of work Shakespeare produced, surprisingly few of his plays directly concern money and the economic mindset. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative examines the five plays that do address monetary issues (The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice,...

    Published March 26th 2008 by Routledge

  62. Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals

    By Kathryn Prince

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Based on extensive archival research, Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals offers an entirely new perspective on popular Shakespeare reception by focusing on articles published in Victorian periodicals. Shakespeare had already reached the apex of British culture in the previous...

    Published January 29th 2008 by Routledge

  63. Shelley's Intellectual System and its Epicurean Background

    By Michael Vicario

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Scholars do not agree on how best to describe Shelley’s philosophical stance. His work has been variously taken to be that of a skeptic or a skeptical and subjective idealist. The study presents a new interpretation of Shelley’s thinking – an interpretation that places ‘intellectual system’...

    Published April 5th 2007 by Routledge

  64. A Singing Contest

    Conventions of Sound in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

    By Meg Tyler

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 26th 2005 by Routledge

  65. Social Dreaming

    Dickens and the Fairy Tale

    By Elaine Ostry

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 4th 2002 by Routledge

  66. Somewhat on the Community System

    Representations of Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

    By Andrew Loman

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  67. Sports, Narrative, and Nation in the Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    By Jarom McDonald

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines the ways that F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed organized spectator sports as working to help structure ideologies of class, community, and nationhood. Situating the study in the landscape of late nineteenth/early twentieth-century American sport culture, Chapter One shows how...

    Published March 20th 2007 by Routledge

  68. T.S. Eliot's Civilized Savage

    Religious Eroticism and Poetics

    By Laurie MacDiarmid

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    T. S. Eliot's Civilized Savage revisits this poet's drafts and canonical poetry in a sometimes dismissive critical arena . While contemporary readers emphasize Eliot's charged personal life, his anti-Semitism, his political conservatism, and his misogyny, Laurie MacDiarmid argues that although...

    Published April 24th 2003 by Routledge

  69. Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

    By Arthur F. Bethea

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    A comprehensive examination of the fiction and poetry of Raymond Carver....

    Published August 28th 2002 by Routledge

  70. The End of Learning

    Milton and Education

    By Thomas Festa

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book shows that education constitutes the central metaphor of John Milton's political as well as his poetic writing. Demonstrating how Milton's theory of education emerged from his own practices as a reader and teacher, this book analyzes for the first time the relationship between Milton's...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  71. The Environmental Unconscious in the Fiction of Don DeLillo

    By Elise Martucci

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This book presents an ecocritical reading of DeLillo’s novels in an attempt to mediate between the seemingly incompatible influences of postmodernism and environmentalism. Martucci argues that although DeLillo is responding to and engaging with a postmodern culture of simulacra and simulation,...

    Published June 24th 2007 by Routledge

  72. The Historical Imagination of G.K. Chesterton

    Locality, Patriotism, and Nationalism

    By Joseph R. McCleary

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines a selection of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesteron's relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw,...

    Published February 17th 2009 by Routledge

  73. The Magic Lantern

    Representations of the Double in Dickens

    By Maria Cristina Paganoni

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    The book provides an original investigation of the double trope as a central area of Dicken’s writings in their relation to Victorian culture, using this examination of the double to shed light on such issues as urban space and imperialism in the Victorian era....

    Published July 12th 2007 by Routledge

  74. The Politics of Humiliation in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee

    By Hania A.M. Nashef

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    In this volume, Nashef looks at J.M. Coetzee's concern with universal suffering and the inevitable humiliation of the human being as manifest in his novels. Though several theorists have referred to the theme of human degradation in Coetzee’s work, no detailed study has been made of this area of...

    Published March 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  75. This Composite Voice

    The Role of W.B. Yeats in James Merrill's Poetry

    By Mark A. Bauer

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published July 15th 2003 by Routledge

  76. Thoughts Painfully Intense

    Hawthorne and the Invalid Author

    By James Mancall

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 26th 2002 by Routledge

  77. Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day

    Phillip Larkin and the Plain Style

    By Tijana Stojkovic

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Larkin's poems are often regarded as falling somewhere between the traditional 'plain' and the more contemporary 'postmodern' categories. This study undertakes a comprehensive linguistic and historical study of the plain style tradition in poetry, its relationship with so-called 'difficult' poetry,...

    Published April 14th 2006 by Routledge

  78. Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language

    By Stefan Holander

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    This study examines Wallace Stevens' ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated...

    Published February 6th 2008 by Routledge

  79. The Wayward Nun of Amherst

    Emily Dickinson and Medieval Mystical Women

    By Angela Conrad

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 20th 2000 by Routledge

  80. Whitman's Ecstatic Union

    Conversion and Ideology in Leaves of Grass

    By Michael Sowder

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 9th 2005 by Routledge

  81. Who Reads Ulysses?

    The Common Reader and the Rhetoric of the Joyce Wars

    By Julie Sloan Brannon

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 30th 2003 by Routledge

  82. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism

    By Paul Abeln

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to...

    Published January 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  83. Word Sightings

    Visual Apparatus and Verbal Reality in Stevens, Bishop and O'Hara

    By Sarah B. Riggs

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 8th 2002 by Routledge

  84. Writing Out of All the Camps

    J.M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement

    By Laura Wright

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  85. Yeats and Theosophy

    By Ken Monteith

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    When H. P. Blavatsky, the controversial head of the turn of the century movement Theosophy, defined "a true Theosophist" in her book The Key to Theosophy, she could have just as easily have been describing W. B. Yeats. Blavatsky writes, "A true Theosophist must put in practice the loftiest moral...

    Published July 23rd 2007 by Routledge