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Major Works: Literary/Critical Theory

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Martin Buber on Myth (RLE Myth)

    An Introduction

    By S. Daniel Breslauer

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This book, first published in 1990, summarizes and evaluates the contribution of Martin Buber as a theorist of myth. Buber provides explicit guidelines for understanding and evaluating myths. He describes reality as twofold: people live either in a world of things, to which they relate as a subject...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Methods of the Gernet Classicists (RLE Myth)

    The Structuralists on Myth

    By Roland A. Champagne

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    The Gernet Centre was founded as a place where the structural method could be applied to the classics. ‘Structuralists’ attribute the survival, origin and function of myths to common crosscultural factors they identify as ‘structures’. As this book, first published as The Structuralists on Myth in...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The War of the Gods (RLE Myth)

    The Social Code in Indo-European Mythology

    By Jarich G. Oosten

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This structural analysis of myth, first published in 1985, focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. Dr Jarich Oosten tells how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality. In...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)

    Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell

    Edited by Kenneth L. Golden

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Myth

    Routledge Library Editions: Myth reissues four out-of-print classics that touch on various aspects of mythology. One book looks at the work of Martin Buber on myth, and another on the school of Gernet classicists. Another book studies comparative mythology and the work of Joseph Campbell, and the...

    Published March 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Routledge Library Editions: Folklore is a collection of previously out-of-print titles from a variety of academic imprints. It provides in one place a wealth of important reference sources on a wide variety of folklore topics. The international authors include academics from a number of worldwide...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Ballad and the Folk (RLE Folklore)

    By David Buchan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    The ballad is an enduring and universal literary genre. In this book, first published in 1972, David Buchan is concerned to establish the nature of a ballad and of the people who produced it through a study of the regional tradition of the Northeast of Scotland, the most fertile ballad area in...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Brazilian Folk Narrative Scholarship (RLE Folklore)

    A Critical Survey and Selective Annotated Bibliography

    By Mary MacGregor-Villarreal

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Although Brazilian scholars have collected and studied folklore since the second half of the nineteenth century, their work has gone largely unnoticed by folklorists working in other parts of the world. With the exception of anthropologists who occasionally study the folk literature of indigenous...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Brothers Grimm (RLE Folklore)

    By Ruth Michaelis-Jena

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    This is the first modern biography of the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1970. It is a study of them in their background of late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century Germany, and shows the position they held in their society as founders of Germanic philology, as members of the 'Göttingen...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore (RLE Folklore)

    By Enid Porter

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Folklore

    Enid Porter spent many years collecting and recording from Cambridgeshire people the folk beliefs and customs held and observed in the country, both past and present. The subjects covered in the book, first published in 1969, range from the folklore of courtship, marriage, birth and death, of trees...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge