The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

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Bedford/Saint Martin's, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 541 pages
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Like its highly praised and widely adopted predecessor, the second edition of The Bedford Glossary presents definitions of more than 700 literary and critical terms for today's student. The second edition features many additional terms, both traditional and recent, with a greater array of examples that make it an even more useful and informative reference than before.

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About the author (2003)

Ross Murfin, (Ph.D. University of Virginia) is professor of English and provost of Southern Methodist University. he is the author of Swinburne, Lawrence, Hardy, and the Burden of Belief (1978), The Poetry of D. H. Lawrence: Texts and Contexts (1983), Sons and Lovers: A Novel of Division and Desire (1987), Lord Jim; After the Truth (1992), and the editor of Conrad Revisited: Essays for the Eighties (1983). The series editor of Bedford/St. Martin's popular Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism, he has also edited two volumes in the series, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (second edition 1996) and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1991).

Supryia M. Ray (J.D. Harvard Law School) is an attorney in Seattle, where she works at the U.S. Court of Appeals. While studying for her B.A. at the University of Miami, she assisted Ross Murfin in the research and preparation of more than a dozen volumes in the Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series. She graduated summa cum laude in 1995, achieving recognition as the outstanding student in French, political science, the honors program, and the College of Arts and Sciences at the University.

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