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  1. Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    Reissuing texts originally published between 1958 and 1981, Routledge Library Editions: Keats offers a selection of scholarship on the poet and his works. Classic previously out-of-print books are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary criticism....

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. A Publisher and his Circle

    The Life and Work of John Taylor, Keats' Publisher

    By Tim Chilcott

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    In the early nineteenth century, the publishing house of Taylor & Hessey brought out the work of Keats, Clare, Hazlitt, De Quincey, Carlyle, Lamb, Coleridge and many more of the most important literary figures of the time, as well as the great literary journal of the period, the London Magazine...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Introduction to Keats

    By William Walsh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    In this introduction to the life and works of John Keats, originally published in 1981, William Walsh presents a comprehensive but approachable study which illuminates first the poems, indirectly the man, and more obliquely the period. Working within a biographical framework, the author looks at...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Nightingale and the Hawk

    A Psychological Study of Keats' Ode

    By Katharine M. Wilson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    This book is the result of investiging whether Ode to a Nightingale could be interpreted as the record of an actual song that moved Keats so deeply as to involve, in Jung’s terms, an experience of the Self. . It is in effect a biographical study of one aspect of Keats’ life of the imagination. It...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Stylistic Development of Keats

    By Walter Jackson Bate

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Keats

    This study, first published in 1945, gives a precise description of the unfolding of a great poet’s craftsmanship and suggests alignments of the technical progression with the changes of the mind. Metrical analysis is given in order to throw light on Keats’ general stylistic development using the...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Roman Jakobson

    Edited by Margaret Thomas

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Linguists

    Although Roman Jakobson (1886–1982) styled himself a ‘Russian philologist’, that epithet covers only a fraction of his disciplinary breadth and international impact. In a long and prolific career, he wrote about theoretical and applied linguistics, phonology, prosody, poetics, semiotics,...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Reissuing works originally published between 1919 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet (4 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship on the Shakespearean tragic play. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this small set of dramatic and literary...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Form and Meaning in Drama

    A Study of Six Greek Plays and of Hamlet

    By H. D. F. Kitto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    Analysing six Greek tragedies - the Orestes triology, Ajax, Antigone and Philoctetes - and Hamlet, this book also contains a chapter on the Greek and the Elizabethan dramatic forms and one on religious drama. This is an important work from an author respected for a constructive and sensitive...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare's “Hamlet” bound with The Problem of "Hamlet"

    By A. Clutton-Brock, J. M. Robertson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Hamlet

    This volume combines two classic works on Hamlet, first published in 1919 and 1922. The first book's original description says that it contains a theory which attempts to explain an everlasting problem - it insists that Hamlet is neither a failure not an accident, but a very great work of art. In...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge