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The Aging Consumer

by Aimee Drolet & Norbert

At present, about 45 million Americans are over the age of 65, and by 2020, one out of every six Americans will be 65 or older. These statistics are reflective of a worldwide phenomenon in developing and developed...


Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

by Rebecca Totaro & Ernest B Gilman

This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers...


Travel Writing and Atrocities

by Robert M Burroughs

Looking at travelogues, ethnographic monographs, consular reports, diaries and letters, sketches, photography and more, Burroughs examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded...


The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

by Bruce Clarke & Manuela Rossini

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology,...


The Achievement of Wendell Berry

by Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman...


The Black Woman: An Anthology

by Toni Cade Bambara & Eleanor W Traylor

A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of...


James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker

by David Madden

Providing an overview of all of James M. Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book examines Cain's impact on and importance in 20th-century culture, film...


Conradian Contracts: Exchange and Identity in the Immigrant Imagination

by Tamas Juhasz

Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion...


Jesus Christ Superstar

by Robert Price

Though the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a religious and musical phenomenon, beloved around the world among Christians and non-believers alike, no one has ever delved into the lyrics with the...


Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life

by Joel Shuman

Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a...


Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer

by Derek Rubin

This unprecedented collection brings together the major Jewish American writers of the past fifty years as they examine issues of identity and how they’ve made their work respond.

E.L. Doctorow questions the...


A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

These twenty-five...


The Dematerialisation of Karl Marx: Literature and Marxist Theory

by Leonard Jackson

This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in...


Literature and Culture in Modern Britain: Volume 1: 1900-1929

by Clive Bloom

The first in a three-volume sequence, this book covers the period between 1900 and 1929, providing a perceptive and thorough analysis of British literature within its historical, cultural and artistic context....


A Preface to Yeats

by Edward Malins & John Purkis

The first edition, by the late Edward Malins, of this informative guide to the life and works of one of the most important and difficult poets of the 20th century, has now been extensively revised by John Purkis....


The Poetry of Ted Hughes: Language, Illusion & Beyond

by Dr. Paul Bentley

This text provides a lucid and accessible introduction to the poetry of Ted Hughes, a major figure in twentieth- century poetry whose work is concerned with the forces of nature and their interaction with the...


Contemporary Film Theory

by Antony Easthope

During the twentieth century, the medium of film has developed as a means of understanding the complexity of modern life. Since 1968, film theory has concentrated not so much on theme or content but on the deeper...


Literature and The Contemporary: Fictions and Theories of the Present

by Roger Luckhurst & Peter Marks

At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary, in...


The Other Sylvia Plath

by Dr Tracy Brain

Despite being widely studied on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses the writing of Sylvia Plath has been relatively neglected in relation to the attention given to her life and what drove her to suicide....


Writing and Cinema

by Jonathan Bignell

 This collection of essays examines the ways in which writing and cinema can be studied in relation to each other. A wide range of material is presented, from essays which look at particular films, including...