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Myth and Creative Writing: The Self-Renewing Song

by ADRIAN MAY

Myth and Creative Writing is a unique and practical guide to the arts of creative writing. It:

  • Gives a historical perspective on the storyteller's art
  • Takes a wide view of myth, to include: legends, folklore,...


The Art of Writing Fiction

by Andrew Cowan

The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will...


John Milton: Selected Longer Poems and Prose

by John Milton & Tony Davies

An edition of Milton's later work rk includes the text of six books of Paradise Lost, The History of Britain and the whole of Samson Agonistes. Through his introduction, commmentary and full annotations, Tony...


Byron: Selected Poetry and Prose

by Lord Byron & Donald A. Low

Donald Low's collection contains Byron's most subversive, spirited and playful poetry as well as his outspoken prose. With helpful and informative annotation and a full bibliography this is an essential study...


The Rise of the Gothic Novel

by Maggie Kilgour

One of the central images conjured up by the gothic novel is that of a shadowy spectre slowly rising from a mysterious abyss. In The Rise of the Gothic Novel, Maggie Kilgour argues that the ghost of the gothic...


Lyric Texts & Consciousness

by Paul Allen Miller

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Elemental Passions

by Luce Irigaray

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


Teahouse of the Almighty

by Patricia Smith

"Smith writes the way Tina Turner sings."--E. Ethelbert Miller


Brooklyn Was Mine

by Valerie Steiker & Chris Knutsen

A tribute to New York City's most literary borough-featuring original nonfiction pieces by today's most celebrated writers.

Of all the urban landscapes in America, perhaps none has so thoroughly infused and...


ABC of Reading

by Ezra Pound & Michael Dirda

Ezra Pound’s classic book about the meaning of literature, with a new introduction by Michael Dirda. This important work, first published in 1934, is a concise statement of Pound’s aesthetic theory. It is...


Georgia Scenes

by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

Longstreet's good-natured narrators paint a lively picture of the Georgia frontier-hilariously contrasting rural and village life and the clash of the vernacular and genteel cultures. Southern Classics Series....


Pulp Friction

by Michael Bronski

Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring, mostly between the covers of the cheaply produced pulp paperbacks of the post-World War II era. Cultural critic...


How to Read a Novel

by John Sutherland

"Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His disheartened answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic...


Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel

by Bob Batchelor

One of the bestselling novels of all time, The Great Gatsby is also considered one of the most significant achievements in twentieth-century fiction. In Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel,...


Fifty Years of Hemingway Criticism

by Peter L. Hays

This is a collection of essays on the life and work of Ernest Hemingway by noted literary scholar Peter Hays. Collected together for the first time, these essays—including seven previously unpublished works—look...


Literary Research and the Era of American Nationalism and Romanticism: Strategies and Sources

by Angela Courtney

This book recommends best practices for research in the lively and vibrant literature of the American Early Republic. Covering all formats, the volume discusses bibliographies, indexes, research guides, archives...


Sites of Disquiet: The Non-Space in Spanish American Short Narratives and Their Cinematic Transformations

by Ilka Kressner

Some of the most important writers of the twentieth century, including Borges, Cortázar, Rulfo, and García Márquez, have explored ambiguous sites of a disquieting nature. Their characters face merging perspectives,...


Comparative Cultural Studies and the New Weltliteratur

by Elke Sturm-Trigonakis

In this English translation and revision of her acclaimed German-language book, Elke Sturm-Trigonakis expands on Goethe's notion of Weltliteratur (1827) to propose that, owing to globalization, literature is...


Language and History in Adorno's Notes to Literature

by Ulrich Plass

Language and History in Theodor W. Adorno's Notes to Literature explores Adorno's essays on literature as an independent contribution to his aesthetics with an emphasis on his theory and practice of literary...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to English Literature

by Ph.D., Jay Stevenson

Explore the canon of great writers.

In this incredible volume, English professor Jay Stevenson teaches readers everything they want-and need-to know about English literature. From Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton,...