A Dictionary of Literary Symbols / Edition 2

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols / Edition 2

by Michael Ferber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521690544

ISBN-13: 9780521690546

Pub. Date: 06/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we all frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and gives hundreds of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries

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This is the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we all frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and gives hundreds of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this new edition, Michael Ferber has included over twenty completely new entries (including bear, holly, sunflower and tower), and has added to many of the existing entries. Enlarged and enriched from the first edition, its informed style and rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars, but for all students of literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521690546
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,403,997
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Dictionary; Authors cited; Bibliography.

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