Private And Fictional Words Routledge Revivals

Author: Coral Ann Howells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317637992
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Private And Fictional Words Routledge Revivals from the Author: Coral Ann Howells. First published in 1987, this is an introductory study of the most widely read Canadian women novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. At its centre lies the question of how the search for a distinctive cultural identity relates to the need for a national cultural identity in the post-colonial era. Coral Ann Howells argues that Canadian women’s fiction throughout the period of study represents how the Canadian cultural identity exceeds its geographical limits, and those traditional structures of patriarchal authority need revision if women’s alternative views are to be taken into account. Including short biographical sketches and a complete list of the books published by the authors under discussion, writers examined include Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence.

Routledge Revivals The Letters And Private Papers Of William Makepeace Thackeray Volume I 1994

Author: Edgar F. Harden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315445425
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Routledge Revivals The Letters And Private Papers Of William Makepeace Thackeray Volume I 1994 from the Author: Edgar F. Harden. First published in 1994, these two volumes are intended as a supplement to the four-volume edition edited by Gordon N. Ray in 1945-46. In writing to his broad range of correspondents, Thackeray produced a varied body of letters that will help readers to better understand his nineteenth-century society as well as his professional and private life — especially his relationships with women. These volumes contain 1713 letters: 1464 to and from Thackeray that were not included in the earlier volumes, and 249 with texts that have been edited from newly available manuscripts, and that thereby replace texts that were printed in Ray from incomplete sources.

Sir Walter Scott On Novelists And Fiction Routledge Revivals

Author: Ioan Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136823425
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Sir Walter Scott On Novelists And Fiction Routledge Revivals from the Author: Ioan Williams. 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 period of its development and offers an historical perspective not normally available in one volume.

Resisting Novels Routledge Revivals

Author: Lennard J. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317672232
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Resisting Novels Routledge Revivals from the Author: Lennard J. Davis. "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against alienation and loneliness: the dehumanising symptoms of modern life. While discussions surrounding ideology in novels traditionally concentrate on thematics, in this study – first published in 1987 - Davis approaches the subject through such structural features as location, character, dialogue and plot. Drawing on a wide range of novels from the seventeenth century to the present day, and on psychoanalysis as well as philosophy, Resisting Novels explores how fiction works subliminally to resist change and to detach the reader from the world of lived experience. This controversial critique will engage students and academics with a particular interest in literary theory.

Essays On Fiction 1971 82 Routledge Revivals

Author: Sir Frank Kermode
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317510313
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Essays On Fiction 1971 82 Routledge Revivals from the Author: Sir Frank Kermode. In this book, which was first published in 1983, Frank Kermode looks in particular at the revived Russian Formalism, a highly original body of literary theory that flourished in the years immediately following the Revolution, and at the work of Roman Jakobson, one of its most distinguished exponents. He discusses its modern ‘structuralist’ descendants, recalling the importance of Roland Barthes and the invigorating effect of his fertile and surprising mind. He considers also the work of Foucault, Laca and Levi-Strauss, as well as that of Jacques Derrida, which uses a novel and de(con)structive method of analysis to question to tacit assumptions on which structuralism is based. In an opening chapter, Professor Kermode surveys his relationship with the new theory, explaining that it is a relation from which he has benefited without ever feeling disposed to join a movement. These essays will be of interest to students of literature.

Latin Explorations Routledge Revivals

Author: Kenneth Quinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745884
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Latin Explorations Routledge Revivals from the Author: Kenneth Quinn. Latin Explorations, first published in 1963, offers a fresh approach to Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. Traditionally, the period is divided for specialist studies – Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In each of them, techniques of interpretation prevail, isolated from contemporary ideas about poetry and dominated by barriers between ‘textual’, ‘exegetical’ and ‘aesthetic’ criticism. Kenneth Quinn discerns in Roman poetry of this period the adolescence, maturity and decay of a single coherent tradition whose internal unity surpasses differences of form. His argument attempts to reverse the dissociation of purely academic research from appreciative criticism, whilst also incorporating the work of textual scholars. Each chapter is supported by a detailed analysis of the texts: nearly 700 lines of poetry are discussed and translated. Latin Explorations will be of significant value not only to students of the Classics, but also to the ‘Latinless’ general reader who is interested in Roman literature.

The Anatomy Of The Novel Routledge Revivals

Author: Marjorie Boulton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317936353
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The Anatomy Of The Novel Routledge Revivals from the Author: Marjorie Boulton. First published in 1975, this title provides an introduction to the study of the novel. Marjorie Boulton deals systematically with the major elements of plot, character, authorial conventions, narrative structure, and dialogue and distinguishes different types of fiction. The emphasis is on the mainstream novel, with examples and arguments illustrated by quotations from five classics. Of particular value to students of English Literature, this reissue aims to help the reader ‘not only to read novels more discerningly and to discuss them more profitably, but also to relish the reading more’.

Gothic Immortals Routledge Revivals

Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317206401
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Gothic Immortals Routledge Revivals from the Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts. First published in 1990, this book represents the first full-length study of into the group of novels designated ‘Rosicrucian’ and traces the emergence of this distinct fictional genre, revealing a continuous occult tradition running through seemingly diverse literary texts. Taking the Enlightenment as a starting point, the author shows how the physician’s secular appropriation of the idea of eternal life, through the study of longevity and physical decay, attracted writers like William Godwin. It focuses on the bodily immortality of the Rosicrucian hero and investigates the novels of five major writers — Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, Maturin, and Bulwer-Lytton.

Robinson Crusoe Routledge Revivals

Author: Pat Rogers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317687647
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Robinson Crusoe Routledge Revivals from the Author: Pat Rogers. First published in 1979, this title presents the basic facts and the background information needed by a modern reader of Robinson Crusoe, as well as a careful exploration of the structure and style of the work itself. Pat Rogers pays particular attention to the book’s composition and publishing history, the critical history surrounding it from 1719 onwards, and the contemporary context of geographical discovery, colonialism and piracy, as well as more controversial areas of interpretation. A wide-ranging and practical reissue, this study will be of value to literature students with a particular interest in the critical interpretation of Robinson Crusoe, as well as the novel’s place in the context of Defoe’s career.

The Language Of Jane Austen Routledge Revivals

Author: Norman Page
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136599606
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The Language Of Jane Austen Routledge Revivals from the Author: Norman Page. 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 syntax, attention is paid to her use of dialogue and of the letter form. The aim of the study is not simply to analyse linguistic qualities for their own sake but to employ close verbal analysis to enrich the critical understanding of Jane Austen’s novels.