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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms & Literary Theory)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements. Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon (intertextuality, aporia), schools of literary theory (structuralism, feminist criticism), literary forms (sonnet, ottava rima), and genres (elegy, pastoral) and examines artifacts, historic locales, archetypes, origins of well-known phrases, and much, much more. Scholarly, straightforward, comprehensive, and even entertaining, this is a resource that no word-lover should be without.

Review:

"Some entries accomplish cameo wonders of literary history. Others are funny...generously and urbanely compiled." The New York Times

Synopsis:

This fourth edition includes terms from literary theory and structuralist, post-structuralist and deconstructuralist criticism. There are new entries such as "crime fiction" and "verse novel".

About the Author

J. A. Cuddon (1928-1996) was a renowned expert in the field of literature and linguistics. He also wrote several plays, libretti, novels, short stories, essays, and travel narratives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140513639
Other:
Cuddon, J. A.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Cuddon, J. A.
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
1321868
Series:
Dictionary, Penguin
Series Volume:
474
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
7.78x5.24x1.77 in. 1.51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 1024 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140513639 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Some entries accomplish cameo wonders of literary history. Others are funny...generously and urbanely compiled."
"Synopsis" by , This fourth edition includes terms from literary theory and structuralist, post-structuralist and deconstructuralist criticism. There are new entries such as "crime fiction" and "verse novel".
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