A Glossary of Literary Terms

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2014 - Education - 448 pages
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers.
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User Review  - Bat - LibraryThing

(The book I have appears to be a 1988 edition, maybe 3rd) Still, for me, the best book of its kind. Ample coverage of criticism, enough poetics to enhance anyone's learning curve, and very well indexed. Erudite and clear, nuff' said! Read full review

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User Review  - kencf0618 - LibraryThing

Not bad. (That's a litotes!) What coefficient metonymies shall LibraryThing uncover, I wonder? People who have this and, say, Philip K. Dick, are also likely to have... Read full review

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