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J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

1st Edition

Stuart Lee
March 27, 2017

J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973) is widely regarded as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His popularity began with the publication in 1937 of The Hobbit, and was cemented by the appearance of The Lord of the Rings in the early 1950s. However, engagement with his work was until...

James Joyce

James Joyce

1st Edition

Colin Milton
October 10, 2012

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (1882–1941) is a towering figure in the development of English-language modernist prose fiction. And his influence extends well beyond the anglophone literary world; like his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce flew by the nets of nationality, language, and religion,...

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

1st Edition

Henry Claridge
September 12, 2011

Few twentieth-century American writers have been as influential as Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). Whilst contemporaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner may be as widely taught and studied as Hemingway, neither had an influence on other writers—or indeed, the cognate arts—as great as...

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Critical Assessments

Nathaniel Hawthorne: Critical Assessments

1st Edition

Brian Harding
March 18, 1998

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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