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  • The Anatomy of Prose (Routledge Revivals)by Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1954, this title is a companion to The Anatomy of Poetry as a literary guide for the student reader. Writing that students generally find it more challenging to analyse a passage of prose than a piece of poetry, Marjorie Boulton takes a systematic approach to the technical elements of prose, considering form, vocabulary, rhythm... more...

  • Resisting Novels (Routledge Revivals)by Lennard J. Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    "By making friends with signs", Lennard Davis argues, "we are weakening the bond that anchors us to the social world, the world of action, and binding ourselves to the ideological." For the reader, this power of the novel needs to be resisted. But there is a double resistance at work: the novel is also a defensive structure positioning us against... more...

  • Fairy Taleby Andrew Teverson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a comprehensive critical and theoretical introduction to the genre of the fairy tale. It: explores the ways in which folklorists have defined the genre assesses the various methodologies used in the analysis and interpretation of fairy tale provides a detailed account of the historical development of the fairy tale as... more...

  • The Gothic Worldby Glennis Byron; Dale Townshend

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 225.00

    The Gothic World offers an overview of this popular field whilst also extending critical debate in exciting new directions such as film, politics, fashion, architecture, fine art and cyberculture. Structured around the principles of time, space and practice, and including a detailed general introduction, the five sections look at: Gothic Histories... more...

  • The Short Storyby Charles E. May

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The short story is one of the most difficult types of prose to write and one of the most pleasurable to read. From Boccaccio's Decameron to The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price , Charles May gives us an understanding of the history and structure of this demanding form of fiction. Beginning with a general history of the genre, he moves on to... more...

  • Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Schwenger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of ?masculine? styles of writing in the twentieth century ? an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when ?virility has become self-conscious?. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged... more...

  • Liminality and the Short Storyby Jochen Achilles; Ina Bergmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...

  • Point of View (Routledge Revivals)by Susan L. Ehrlich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The purpose of Point of View , first published in 1990, is twofold: from the perspective of linguistics, to analyse the discourse structure of texts; from the perspective of literary studies, to explain certain non-linguistic aspects of the texts in terms of linguistic form. This study therefore aims to provide a balanced and sufficiently comprehensive... more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • The Short Storyby Valerie Shaw

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques and narrative strategies?'. She then attempts to answer these questions by drawing on stories from different periods and countries - by... more...