A Glossary of Literary Terms / Edition 9

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Overview

A Glossary of Literary Terms covers the terminology of literature - from literary history to theory to criticism - making it a valuable addition to any literary theory or literature course.
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"The fact that you can look up a term like 'ballad' and find out the history of ballads in English very concisely and then get suggestions of key works to read to expand your knowledge is what makes this book exceptional."

"This book is absolutely unique because of the lucid essays found throughout - essays which are ambitiously comprehensive, yet succinct. I've been looking at handbooks of literary terms for several decades but have yet to find an equal to the Glossary."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413033908
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/24/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

M. H. Abrams is a distinguished scholar who has written prize-winning books on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, literary criticism, and European Romanticism. He also is General Editor for THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. In addition, M. H. Abrams has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Postwar fellowships and the Award for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1990).

Geoffrey Galt Harpham is the director of the National Humanities Center. The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, he has written extensively in the fields of literary criticism, critical theory, and intellectual history. Among his many books are ON THE GROTESQUE, ONE OF US: THE MASTERY OF JOSEPH CONRAD and THE HUMANITIES AND THE DREAM OF AMERICA.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. How to Use this Glossary. Literary Terms. Index of Authors.

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

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    Great reference for college students interested in English or Writing.

    I purchased this book as an extra reference for my Modern Short Story class, and it was well worth the money. It is easy to reference and understand and gives great examples of the terms. This is a must-have for anyone interested in English or Writing.

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