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by Mark Girouard

Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville West's real grandfather? What clues are there to the identity of 'Walter', doyen of Victorian pornographers?...

Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature

by Robert G. Sullivan

This book argues that far from preaching traditional, otherworldly ideals, the authors or these religious works were deeply engaged in the social, political, and spiritual issues that characterized the Holy...

Encyclopedia of Romanticism (Routledge Revivals): Culture in Britain, 1780s-1830s

by Laura Dabundo

First Published in 1992, this encyclopedia is designed to survey the social, cultural and intellectual climate of English Romanticism from approximately the 1780s and the French Revolution to the 1830s and the...

How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays

by Umberto Eco

In these “impishly witty and ingeniously irreverent” essays (Atlantic Monthly), “the Andy Rooney of academia” (Los Angeles Times) takes on computer jargon, librarians, bureaucrats, meals on airplanes,...

A Collection of Essays

by George Orwell

In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil...

A Literate Passion: Letters of Anaïs Nin & Henry Miller, 1932-1953

by Anaïs|Miller, Henry Nin

The intimacy between Nin and Miller, first disclosed in Henry and June, is documented further in this impassioned exchange of letters between the two controversial writers. Edited and with an Introduction by...

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...

Christianity and Culture

by T. S. Eliot

“Rarely has [Eliot] written anything more penetrating, or more disturbing to complacency…Every page, every paragraph, almost every sentence, starts the reader on an independent exploration of fundamental...

Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind: A Bestseller's Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood

by Ellen F. Brown

This book presents the first comprehensive overview of how this iconic novel became an international phenomenon that has managed to sustain the public's interest for 75 years. It tells how Mitchell's book was...

i before e (except after c)

by Parkinson Judy

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults.

Featuring all the mnemonics...

Morning, Noon, and Night: Finding the Meaning of Life's Stages Through Books

by Arnold Weinstein

From Homer and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Jonathan Safran Foer, major works of literature have a great deal to teach us about two of life’s most significant stages—growing up and growing old. Distinguised...

Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art, and His Continuing Influence

by C. James Trotman

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Henri Matisse: A Guide to Research

by Catherine C. Bock Weiss

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Acting in the Night: Macbeth and the Places of the Civil War

by Alexander Nemerov

What can the performance of a single play on one specific night tell us about the world this event inhabited so briefly? Alexander Nemerov takes a performance of Macbeth in Washington, DC on October 17, 1863-with...

Literature and Liberty: Essays in Libertarian Literary Criticism

by Allen Mendenhall

Literature and Liberty disrupts the near monopolistic control of economic ideas in literary studies and offers a new mode of thinking for those who believe that arts and literature should play a role in discussions...

Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage

by Claude J. Summers

The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to this impressive body of work. It provides overviews of gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical...

Hawthorne's Romances: Social Drama and the Metaphor of Geometry

by Friedman

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

George Garrett: A Critical Biography

by Casey Clabough

Considering George Garrett’s life and work in the continuum of American literary history, it is perhaps most profitable to place him in the tradition of the now exceedingly rare Southern “man of letters”—he...

What is Literature for?

by Antoine Compagnon & Liz Libbrecht

Along with the theoretical or traditionally historical question “What is literature?”, the critical and political question “What can literature do?” begs an answer. What value do contemporary society...

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence

by Brinda J. Mehta

Dissident Writings of Arab Women: Voices Against Violence analyzes the links between creative dissidence and inscriptions of violence in the writings of a selected group of postcolonial Arab women.

The female...