Handbook to Literature

Handbook to Literature

by C. Hugh Holman, William Flint Thrall
     
 

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A Handbook to Literature, Sixth Edition continues its fifty-year tradition as an indispensable, dictionary-style supplement for anyone's personal or professional library.

William Harmon has renewed the Handbook's vitality with 100 new entries, reflecting contemporary trends in women's studies, ethnic studies, and film. The original 1,700 entries,

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A Handbook to Literature, Sixth Edition continues its fifty-year tradition as an indispensable, dictionary-style supplement for anyone's personal or professional library.

William Harmon has renewed the Handbook's vitality with 100 new entries, reflecting contemporary trends in women's studies, ethnic studies, and film. The original 1,700 entries, highlighting current fashions in literary criticism, have been updated and expanded so that explanations range from several lines to several pages. The book is easy to use and consists of three main sections:

  • There is an alphabetical listing of literary terms regarding definition, explanation, and illustration. The term itself is highlighted in boldface and indicates a cross reference when appearing in small caps.
  • The Outline of Literary History gives, in a condensed tabular form, the most important events in the literary history of English-speaking people, along with a few undeniably significant non-English items.
  • The Index of Proper Names specifies all those individuals mentioned in this book

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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The present edition is updated with more than 100 new entries, incorporating current trends in women's studies, ethnic studies and film. Includes a complete listing of Nobel Prize Winners for Literature since 1901, and Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction, Poetry and Drama since 1917. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780672530487
Publisher:
Odyssey Press
Publication date:
01/28/1972
Pages:
646

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