Stylistics / Edition 1

Stylistics / Edition 1

by Richard Bradford
     
 

In Stylistics Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. The book includes examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day. This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates explains the terminology of literary form, considers the role of stylistics in… See more details below

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In Stylistics Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. The book includes examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day. This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates explains the terminology of literary form, considers the role of stylistics in twentieth-century criticism, and shows, with worked examples, how literary style has evolved since the sixteenth century. This book falls into three sections: Part I follows the discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to poststructuralism; Part II looks at the relationship between literary style and its historical context; Part III considers the relationships between style and gender, and between style and evaluative judgement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415097697
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/27/1997
Series:
New Critical Idiom Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction
Pt. IA Short History of Stylistics
1Rhetoric3
2Stylistics and modern criticism12
3Textualism I: poetry15
4Textualism II: the novel51
5Contextualist stylistics73
Pt. IIStylistics and Literary History
6Renaissance and Augustan poetry101
7Literary style and literary history112
8Shakespeare's drama: two stylistic registers119
9The eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel128
10Romanticism145
11Modernism and naturalization153
Pt. IIIGender and Evaluation
12Gender and genre171
13Evaluative stylistics188
Bibliography206
Index213

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