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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415097697
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/27/1997
  • Series: New Critical Idiom Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Pt. I A Short History of Stylistics
1 Rhetoric 3
2 Stylistics and modern criticism 12
3 Textualism I: poetry 15
4 Textualism II: the novel 51
5 Contextualist stylistics 73
Pt. II Stylistics and Literary History
6 Renaissance and Augustan poetry 101
7 Literary style and literary history 112
8 Shakespeare's drama: two stylistic registers 119
9 The eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel 128
10 Romanticism 145
11 Modernism and naturalization 153
Pt. III Gender and Evaluation
12 Gender and genre 171
13 Evaluative stylistics 188
Bibliography 206
Index 213
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