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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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With over 1,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms contains all of the most taxing literary terms that readers may come across. Clear and entertaining explanations are given for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. This edition includes useful advice on further reading for particularly complex terms, as well as helpful pronunciation guides on over 200 terms.

Fully updated to include terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, from cyberpunk to antanaclasis, the Second Edition is ingeniously designed to tackle the less obvious terms that students and general readers will encounter.

Synopsis:

Containing over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this book gives explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism.

Synopsis:

Containing over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this gem of a book gives clear and often witty explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. It offers pronunciation guides and suggestions for further reading for many entries, and includes a new preface and terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, such as cyberpunk and antanaclasis. This second edition is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of literary terms available, popular with both students and teachers of literature at all levels.

About the Author

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He edited 'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1992), and is the author of 'In Frankenstein's Shadow' (1987), 'Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present' (1996), and other works of literary history. He has edited, with Rob Morrison, 'Tales of Terror from Blackwood's Magazine', and 'The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre', and has written an introduction to Charles Maturin's 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (all available in the Oxford World's Classics series).

Table of Contents

Preface

Preface to second edition

Pronunciation guide

Main dictionary

Further reference

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198608837
Author:
Oxford
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Baldick, Chris
Author:
null, Chris
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Literary Criticism
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Reissue Paperback
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Series Volume:
3.
Publication Date:
20040603
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
129 line drawings
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.6 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Containing over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this book gives explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism.
"Synopsis" by , Containing over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this gem of a book gives clear and often witty explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. It offers pronunciation guides and suggestions for further reading for many entries, and includes a new preface and terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, such as cyberpunk and antanaclasis. This second edition is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of literary terms available, popular with both students and teachers of literature at all levels.
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