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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

by Chris Baldick

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PUBLISHED: 14th May 2015
ISBN: 9780198715443
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.
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  • Paperback
    $21.02
PUBLISHED: 14th May 2015
ISBN: 9780198715443
ANNOTATION:
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.

Annotation

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.

Publisher Description

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 includes increased 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.

Author Biography

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 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 Pronunciation Literary Terms A-Z Bibliography

Review

This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it ... as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes' Times Literary Supplement fun to read ... first rate' Toronto Globe and Mail

Long Description

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 includes increased 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 on terms 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.

Review Text

This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it ... as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes' Times Literary Supplement fun to read ... first rate' Toronto Globe and Mail

Review Quote

This dictionary's virtues and its plain-spokenness make it ... as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes

Feature

Fully revised and updated fourth edition of this bestselling dictionary Additions include new terms from distant reading to Golden-age detective writing, and from Ibsenite to Neuronovel Over 1,200 entries covering terms within the fields of literary criticism, history, and theory; prosody; and drama Pronunciation guidance for many terms Additional further reading recommendations Recommended web links available via a dedicated and regularly updated companion website

Product Details

Author
Chris Baldick
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
2015
Edition
4th
ISBN-10
0198715447
ISBN-13
9780198715443
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Audience
General/Trade
Media
Book
Pages
416
Series
Oxford Quick Reference
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Residence
US
Short Title
OXFORD DICT OF LITERARY TER-4E
Publication Date
2015-04-29