The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland / Edition 2

The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland / Edition 2

by Ronald Carter, John McRae
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415243181

ISBN-13: 9780415243186

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a completely updated and expanded second edition of the wide-ranging and accessible Routledge History of Literature in English. It covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature and has extensive accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature. With a span from AD 600 to

Overview

This is a completely updated and expanded second edition of the wide-ranging and accessible Routledge History of Literature in English. It covers the main developments in the history of British and Irish literature and has extensive accompanying language notes which explore the interrelationships between language and literature. With a span from AD 600 to the present day, it emphasises the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama underpin the narrative.
The second edition covers recent developments in literary and cultural theory and has the following features:
* additional or extended material on post-colonial writers, and the literature of the 1990s
* an expanded Timeline with Booker, Whitbread, and Nobel prize winners
* additions to the well-received language notes which include 'Shakespeare's language', 'Reading the language of theatre and drama', 'New modes of modern writing' and 'International and rotten Englishes'
* An expanded Timeline with Booker, Whitbread, and Nobel prize winners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415243186
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword

The Beginnings of English: Old and Middle English 600-1485

The Renaissance 1485-1660

Restoration to Romanticism: 1660-1789

The Romantic Period: 1789-1832

The Nineteenth Century

The Twentieth Century: 1900-45

The Twentieth Century: 1945 to the Present

Winners of the Booker Prize

British and Irish Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Timelines

Acknowledgments

Select Bibliography

Index

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