The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory: Fourth Edition

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory: Fourth Edition

by J. A. Cuddon, Claire Preston
     
 

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The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements. Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon (intertextuality, aporia), schools of

Overview

The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements. Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon (intertextuality, aporia), schools of literary theory (structuralism, feminist criticism), literary forms (sonnet, ottava rima), and genres (elegy, pastoral) and examines artifacts, historic locales, archetypes, origins of well-known phrases, and much, much more. Scholarly, straightforward, comprehensive, and even entertaining, this is a resource that no word-lover should be without.

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**** The 1979 edition is cited in Sheehy and BCL3 under the title A dictionary of literary terms--the truncated title still used in the CIP citation. The new edition has been expanded to encompass literary theory and critical movements, and many of the 2,000 terms originally defined have completely revised entries. The definitions range in length from one sentence to several pages and are thoroughly cross-referenced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140513639
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Dictionary, Penguin Series
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.77(h) x 1.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. A. Cuddon (1928–1996) was a renowned expert in the fields of literature and linguistics. He also wrote several plays, libretti, novels, short stories, essays, and travel narratives.

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