The Oxford Dictionary Of Literary Terms

The Oxford Dictionary Of Literary Terms

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The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear and concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It isnow available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, and schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It also includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and entry-level web links. There is also a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition: 3rd ed.
ISBN: 9780199208272
Branch Call Number: PN41 .C67 2008
Characteristics: x, 361 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jul 30, 2013

It's clear and comprehensive, an essential for someone studying English, linguistics, or any language studies, frankly. However, it is not comprehensive, a small book in its third edition with 1,200 literary terms. It boasts this, but frankly, that's no enough. It could benefit from being thicker. However, what it does have is top-notch.

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