The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Paperback | May 15, 2015

byChris Baldick

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The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Now expanded and in its fourth edition, it includesincreased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. Completely revised and updated, this edition also features brand-new entries onterms such as distant reading, graphic novels, middle generation, and misery memoir. Many new bibliographies have been added to entries and recommended web links are available via a companion website.

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The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Now expanded and in its fourth edition, it includesincreased coverage of new terms from modern critica...

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. He edited The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992), and is the author of The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 10 (1910-1940): The Modern Movement (2004), In Frankenstein's Shadow (1987), Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present (1996), and other w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198715447

ISBN - 13:9780198715443

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a Comprehensive Dictionary! The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms is a useful dictionary that allows students to have a deeper understanding of a wide range of literary terms. It therefore allows them to understand the structures of a wide variety of poems, plays, and other literary works. It has very detailed definitions about the different types of literary devices. This is a dictionary that is ideal for high school students and students who are attending post-secondary institutions. It is also well-suited for scholars who are preparing for a writing career.
Date published: 2012-02-14

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PrefacePronunciationLiterary Terms A-ZBibliography

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