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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'The Routledge History of Literature in English is, as its title implies, an enormously ambitious and wide-ranging work. It offers judicious thumb-nail sketches of significant individual writers, and also valuable portraits of literary movements. Students of writing are bound to be indebted to it - and it has a clarity of structure and analysis that everyone will welcome.- Andrew Motion
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415243186
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald Carter is Professor of Modern English Language in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely in the fields of English Language and Literary Studies. John McRae is Special Professor of Language in Literature Studies at the University of Nottingham and has been a Visiting Professor and Lecturer in more than twenty countries.

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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: 1832-1900
The Twentieth Century: 1900-45
The Twentieth Century: 1945 to the present
Winners of the Booker Prize
Winners of the Whitbread Prize
British and Irish winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Timelines
Acknowledgements
Select bibliography
Index
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