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Trauma in Contemporary Literature: Narrative and Representation

by Marita Nadal & Mónica Calvo

Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives....


Textual Criticism and Qur'an Manuscripts

by Keith E. Small

This book pursues the two main goals of textual criticism concerning ancient texts to the text of the Qur'an: 1) to discern the earliest available form of the text, and 2) to illuminate the consequent history...


American Smoke

by Iain Sinclair

The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet

"How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

by Jan N. Bremmer

Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the 'Paris school' of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek...


Seneca (Routledge Revivals)

by Costa C.D.N.

This volume, first published in 1974, offers a selection of modern perspectives on Seneca, covering his prose treatises, his letters and his tragedies.

For centuries literary and philosophical circles had to...


English Poetry of the Romantic Period 1789-1830

by NoContributor

On its first appearance English Poetry of the Romantic Period was widely praised as on of the best introductions to the subject. This edition includes updated material in the light of recent work in Romanticism...


Carnival and Theater (Routledge Revivals): Plebian Culture and The Structure of Authority in Renaissance England

by Michael D. Bristol

In this title, first published in 1985, Michael Bristol draws on several theoretical and critical traditions to study the nature and purpose of theatre as a social institution: on Marxism, and its revisions...


Becoming Half Hidden: Shamanism and Initiation Among the Inuit

by Daniel Merkur

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


Wonder Woman Unbound: The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine

by Tim Hanley

With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine...


Moral Imagination: Essays

by David Bromwich

Spanning many historical and literary contexts, Moral Imagination brings together recent essays by one of America's leading cultural critics. David Bromwich explores the importance of imagination and sympathy...


Julian Hawthorne: The Life of a Prodigal Son

by Gary Scharnhorst

The complicated life and profligate career of Nathaniel Hawthorne's only son, Julian


Genocide in Contemporary Children's and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfur

by Jane Gangi

This book studies children's and young adult literature of genocide since 1945, considering issues of representation and using postcolonial theory to provide both literary analysis and implications for educating...


Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women's Writing

by Sari Edelstein

While American literary history has long acknowledged the profound influence of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women writers were also influenced by a dynamic relationship...


The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight

by Peter Adam Nash

This first book-length of Moses Ezekiel this book examines the life and historical context of the once celebrated, now little-known Jewish-American sculptor. His life is a fascinating study in nineteenth-century...


Journeys into Darkness: Critical Essays on Gothic Horror

by James Goho

This single author collection of essays tackles the usual subjects in horror literature—particularly Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, H. P. Lovecraft and Ramsey Campbell—but also examines some of the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume II: Genres and Contexts

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after...


The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship

by Jacquelyn Mitchard

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

by Matteo Soranzo

Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples approaches poems as acts of cultural identity and investigates how a group of authors used poetry to develop a poetic style, while also displaying their position toward...


Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern England

by Sarah E. Johnson

Though the gender-coded soul-body dynamic lies at the root of many negative and disempowering depictions of women, Sarah Johnson here argues that it also functions as an effective tool for redefining gender...