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Can China Think?

by Sean Moores

Since the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, much scholarly work has been done on “thinking China”. A result has been the most contradictory representations which attempt to reconcile “philosophical China”...


The Romance of the Forest: A Gothic Novel (Reader's Edition)

by Ann Ward Radcliffe & Sandra K. Williams

After being abandoned by the man she believes to be her father, Adeline St. Pierre finds precarious refuge with Pierre de la Motte and his family. Although La Motte is himself fleeing Paris to escape imprisonment,...


J.D. Salinger's the Catcher in the Rye: A Routledge Study Guide

by Sarah Graham

J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951) is a twentieth-century classic. Despite being one of the most frequently banned books in America, generations of readers have identified with the narrator, Holden...


Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Culture: Post-Millennial Perspectives on the End of the World

by Monica Germana & Aris Mousoutzanis

This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which...


Tolstoy: An Approach Bound with Dostoevsky: A Study

by Janko Lavrin

This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a...


Tolstoi: The Teacher

by Charles-Baudouin

The author states here that Tolstoy was a great educator and his views on education were ingenious and profound. Despite being a great artist, Tolstoy also had pedagogic method and drew abundantly on the stores...


Tolstoy's 'What Is Art?'

by Terry Diffey

With its demand that works of art be judged according to the their morally didactic content, Tolstoy's reviled aesthetics has seemed to exclude from the canon far too many works widely accepted as masterpieces,...


Tolstoy

by Ernest Joseph Simmons

Tolstoy's fame as one of the world's greatest novelists has never been in doubt, but the importance of his views on the social, moral and religious issues of his time is not so widely recognised. This study,...


Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano

by Laura Barberán Reinares

At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations...


Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

by John G Landels

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include:...


Shakespeare at Work, 1592-1603

by G.B. Harrison

Shakespeare against the background of his times, his world of the theatre and his dramatic development through the last years of Elizabeth's reign. Originally published in 1933 and republished in 1958, this...


The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora: Transatlantic Musings

by Jerome C. Branche

This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement...


Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora: Secularism, Religion, Representations

by Claire Chambers & Caroline Herbert

Literary, cinematic and media representations of the disputed category of the 'South Asian Muslim' have undergone substantial change in the last few decades and particularly since the events of September 11,...


Translation, Poetics, and the Stage: Six French Hamlets

by Romy Heylen

This book establishes an analytical model for the description of existing translations in their historical context within a framework suggested by systemic concepts of literature. It argues against mainstream...


Shakespearean Stage Production: Then and Now

by Cécile de Banke

An absorbing and original addition to Shakespeareana, this handbook of production is for all lovers of Shakespeare whether producer, player, scholar or spectator. In four sections, Staging, Actors and Acting,...


On Directing Shakespeare

by Ralph Berry

For producers and directors planning a production, several questions inevitably arise: Which play is appropriate for the contemporary audience? Should the text and setting be altered? Twelve leading contemporary...


Shakespeare in Performance: Castings and Metamorphoses

by Ralph Berry

These studies take stage history as a means of knowing the play. Half of the studies deal with casting - doubling, chorus and the crowd, the star of Hamlet and Measure for Measure. Then the transformations of...


Acting Shakespeare

by Bertram Leon Joseph

How did the actors for whom Shakespeare wrote his plays make his characters come to life, how did they convey his words? Can modern directors, actors, and even library readers of Shakespeare learn from them?...


Garrick's Folly: The Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769 at Stratford and Drury Lane

by Johanne M. Stochholm

The great Shakespeare Jubilee festival was held at Stratford, under the direction of David Garrick. The occasion was the dedication of the new town hall and the presentation by Garrick of a statue of Shakespeare....


Shylock on the Stage

by Toby Lelyveld

Originally published in 1961, this book is a study of the ways actors since the time of Shakespeare have portrayed the character of Shylock. A pioneering work in the study of performance history as well as in...