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Unusable Past

by Russell J. Reising

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pynchon and History: Metahistorical Rhetoric and Postmodern Narrative Form in the Novels of Thomas Pynchon: Metahistorical Rhetoric and Postmodern Nar

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern: The (Hi)Story of a Difficult Relationship from Romanticism to Postmodernism

by William Slocombe

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Saracens and the Making of English Identity: The Auchinleck Manuscript: The Auchinleck Manuscript

by Siobhain Bly Calkin

This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during...

Glossaries of Americanisms V

by Daniel R Davis

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Settler's Plot: How Stories Take Place in New Zealand

by Alex Calder

A study of the relationship between writing, place, and the history of the Pakeha/European settlement in New Zealand, this book explores the most frequently chosen settings in classic New Zealand literature—the...

The Frame Function: An Inside-Out Guide to the Novels of Janet Frame

by Jan Cronin

From Owls do Cry to The Carpathians, the novels of Janet Frame have challenged our understanding of what fiction does. In The Frame Function, Jan Cronin traces the operation of a prescriptive authorial presence...

The Commonplace Book: A Writer's Journey Through Quotations

by Elizabeth Smither

A repository for a personal collection of quotations, scraps, pensées, and poems, this compilation offers keen insight into the influences and inspirations of a writer, namely Elizabeth Smither. There are no...

The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature

by Jane Stafford & Mark Williams

From the earliest records of exploration and encounter to the globalized, multicultural present, this compilation features New Zealand’s major writing, from Polynesian mythology to the Yates’ Garden Guide,...

Women's University Fiction, 1880-1945

by Anna Bogen

The rise of the middle classes brought a sharp increase in the number of young men and women able to attend university. Developing in the wake of this increase, the university novel often centred on male undergraduates...

Self-Control: by Mary Brunton

by Anthony Mandal

Self-Control (1811) was a literary sensation, going into four editions in its first year. The first novelist to set her story against a strong Scottish background, Brunton set the scene for other writers such...

Lady Baltimore

by Owen Wister

The classic novel of post-Civil War Charleston life, a portrayal of the process of healing the wounds of war through reconciliation between Northerners and Southerners on a personal, not political, level. Southern...

CliffsNotes on Collins' Catching Fire

by Bridget Feeney

This Lit Note from the experts at CliffsNotes on Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, includes plot summaries and commentaries, and character analyses on this best-selling...

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Major Works

by Thomas R. Holland

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Major Works includes brief analyses of some of Vonnegut's most-read literary works, including Cat's Cradle; Breakfast of Champions; Slaughterhouse-Five; and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater...

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five

by Dennis S Smith

CliffsNotes on Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five includes analysis of this seminal work by Vonnegut. In addition to providing historical background on the bombing of Dresden, a general introduction to the novel,...

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

by Catalina Florina, Florescu

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various...

In Ole Virginia: Or, Marse Chan and Other Stories

by Thomas Nelson Page

More than any other writer, Thomas Nelson Page created the elegiac image of the “Old South,” a garden world of noble cavaliers and faithful retainers that has left its mark on the popular imagination to...

A Bibliographical Companion

by Roy Stokes

An alphabetical list of words and phrases encountered during even a cursory reading of the 'literature about books.'

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

by Lynne Segal & Elaine Showalter

A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging.

How old am I? Don’t ask, don’t tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced...

Archaeology and State Theory: Subjects and Objects of Power

by Bruce Routledge

After neo-evolutionism, how does one talk about the pre-modern state? Over the past two decades archaeological research has shifted decisively from check-list identifications of the state as an evolutionary...