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The Humanist Comedy

by Alexander Welsh

For about three thousand years comedy has applied a welcome humanist perspective to the world’s religious beliefs and practices. From the ancient Greek comedies of Aristophanes, the famous poem by Lucretius,...

Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

by William Logan

William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,” his witty and articulate reviews have reminded...

The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

by George Prochnik

An original study of exile, told through the biography of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig


By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories,...

Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...

File On Frayn

by Malcolm Page

This volume contains a comprehensive checklist of the work of Michael Frayn; a detailed performance history of each play; excerpts from contemporary and subsequent reviews; Frayn's own comments on his work drawn...

File On Gorky

by Maxim Gorky & Cynthia Marsh

Includes a selection of plays and non-dramatic writing by Gorky.

Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty

by Albert Bermel

Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is a frequently misunderstood concept. This study looks closely Artaud's work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's...

Bold-Faced Lies: The Wisdom You Never See

by Jean-Claude Ramey

"Bold-Faced Lies: The Wisdom You Never See" is a collection of rhythmic poetry. The author's style is unorthodox in approach when compared to traditionalist views and similar reflections held among modern contemporaries....

Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture: Static Heroes, Social Movements and Empowerment

by Ana M. Manzanas & Jesús Benito Sanchez

Occupying Space in American Literature and Culture inscribes itself within the spatial turn that permeates the ways we look at literary and cultural productions. The volume seeks to clarify the connections between...

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

by Ariane M. Balizet

In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed...

Shakespeare and the Language of Translation

by Ton Hoenselaars

Shakespeare's international status as a literary icon is largely based on his masterful use of the English language, yet beyond Britain his plays and poems are read and performed mainly in translation. Shakespeare...

Shakespeare Up Close: Reading Early Modern Texts

by Nicholas D Nace, Russ McDonald & Travis D Williams

This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close reading of Shakespeare and other early modern authors. A major contribution to the current revaluation...

Shakespeare And Renaissance Europe

by Andrew Hadfield & Paul Hammond

This collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries experienced and imagined Europe. The book charts the aspects of European politics and culture which interested...

Shakespeare And Elizabethan Popular Culture: Arden Critical Companion

by Neil Rhodes & Stuart Gillespie

While much has been written on Shakespeare's debt to the classical tradition, less has been said about his roots in the popular culture of his own time. This is the first book to explore the full range of his...

Beowulf and Other Stories: A New Introduction to Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures

by Joe Allard & Richard North

Beowulf & Other Stories was first conceived in the belief that the study of Old English - and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman - can be a genuine delight, covering a period as replete with...

The Romance of Flamenca

by E. D. Blodgett

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

King Arthur's Modern Return

by Debra N. Mancoff

The Arthurian legend closes with a promise: On a distant day, when his country calls, the king will return. His lost realm will be regained, and his shattered dream of an ideal world will, at last, be realized....

Mencius On The Mind        V 5

by John Constable

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

I A Richards & His Critics V10

by John Constable

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Art of Children's Picture Books: A Selective Reference Guide, Second Edition

by Sylvia S. Marantz & Kenneth A. Marantz

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