A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

Author: J. A. Cuddon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118326008
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon’s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. Written in a clear and highly readable style Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present day Broad intellectual and cultural range Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology New material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatment

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

Author: J. A. Cuddon
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780141047157
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is firmly established as a key work of reference in the complex and varied field of literary criticism. Now in its fifth edition, it remains the most comprehensive and accessible work of its kind, and is invaluable for students, teachers and general readers alike. Gives definitions of technical terms (hamartia, iamb, zeugma) and critical vocabulary (aporia, binary opposition, intertextuality) Provides completely new entries covering several areas of literary theory, including gender studies, post-colonial theory, Asian literatures, world literature and dub poetry Explores literary movements (neoclassism, romanticism, vorticism) and schools of literary theory Covers genres (elegy, fabliau, pastoral) and literary forms (haiku, ottava rima, sonnet) 'Accomplishes cameo wonders of literary history . . . generously and urbanely compiled.' The New York Times

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198715447
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

The Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism

Author: Joseph Childers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231072434
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Is the Confucian tradition compatible with the Western understanding of human rights? Are there fundamental human values, regardless of cultural differences, common to all peoples of all nations? At this critical point in Communist China's history, eighteen distinguished scholars address the role of Confucianism in dealing with questions of universal human rights.

A History of Literary Criticism and Theory

Author: M. A. R. Habib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148845
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the literary criticism of each era Enables students to see the development of literary criticism in context Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticism through to deconstruction Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the French Revolution to Freud’s views on civilization Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or as a coherent stand-alone introduction

Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Patricia Waugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199291335
Format: PDF
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Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

A Dictionary of Literary Devices

Author: Bernard Marie Dupriez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802068033
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Common-sense, ' the Romantic critics told us, was all that was needed to understand and interpret literary texts. Today, we know this is not generally true. Modern criticism has joined with pre-Romantic criticism to expose common-sense as appropriate (because simple-minded), inadequate to comprehend and interpret verbal structures which are frequently 'non- common]sensical, ' anti-commonsensical, or even nonsensical. The difference between readers today and their earlier counterparts is that we have lost the full vocabulary of criticism and the consciousness of the literary and rhetorical devices with which texts are created. Yet these devices are still available to us, still practised even if unwittingly and on an impoverished scale. "Gradus," originally published in French in 1984, was designed to make good that loss, to reanimate those skills. Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, it calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.' Skilfully translated into English, and adapted for an English-language audience with illustrations taken from an astonishing range of contemporary texts, literary and popular, drawn from literature, radio, television, and the theatre, "Gradus" will be a constant source of information and delight.

The Norton Anthology of Poetry

Author: Ferguson, Margaret
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393979202
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Fifth Edition retains the flexibility and breadth of selection that has defined this classic anthology, while improved and expanded editorial apparatus make it an even more useful teaching tool.