Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

by J. A. Cuddon
     
 

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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

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Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduate students in English and comparative literatures; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)

Booknews
**** The 1979 edition is cited in Sheehy and BCL3 under the title A dictionary of literary terms--the truncated title still used in the CIP citation. The new edition has been expanded to encompass literary theory and critical movements, and many of the 2,000 terms originally defined have completely revised entries. The definitions range in length from one sentence to several pages and are thoroughly cross-referenced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444333275
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Pages:
808
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.80(d)

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From the Publisher
“In an age of fast googling, this will remain an indispensable tool for students..."—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania

"This dictionary has been a standard resource for years, but this new edition, with a new editor, provides a timely remake, with strategic nipping and tucking of previous entries and adding a good many new entries that keep pace with all that's happened in literary study over the past three decades. The best single source of terms old and new. "—Jeffrey J Williams, Carnegie Mellon University

Meet the Author

Author

J. A. Cuddon was a renowned academic, essayist, novelist, playwright, and travel writer.  He died in March 1996.

Editor

M. A. R. Habib, Professor of English, Rutgers University, Camden. His books include the highly acclaimed A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (Blackwell, 2005), Modern Literary Criticism and Theory: A History (2008), Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction (2011), and the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Vol. VI: the Nineteenth Century (ed., 2012).

Associate Editors

Matthew Birchwood, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London

Vedrana Velickovic, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton

Martin Dines, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London

Shanyn Fiske, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, Camden.

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