The Harper handbook to literature

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Longman, Jan 7, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 611 pages
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Revised to meet the changing literary interests and emphases of the twenty-first century, the second edition of The Harper Handbook to Literature adds, augments, and clarifies definitions. Arranged in alphabetical order, this Handbook aims to satisfy curiosity about terms such as syzygy or zeugma, concepts such as structuralism or phenomenology, and literary genres and movements such as Drama or Goliardic verse. Over 100 items are new to this edition, including Queer Theory, Reader-Response Theory, Cultural Studies, Anxiety of Influence, Logocentrism, Orientalism, and Saussurean Linguistics, to name only a few. Entries generally range from a few words to summary essays with bibliographies for further study, and cross-references lead from definitions to larger concepts. A practical "Chronology of Literature and World Events, " at the end of the text presents a comprehensive timeline from the earliest cities of Mesopotamia to contemporary names and titles.

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Section 1
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Section 2
58
Section 3
86
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About the author (1997)

Jean O'Grady is associate editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Alvin A. Lee is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at McMaster University, a research associate at Victoria College in the University of Toronto, and general editor of the Collected Works of Northrop Frye. The late Northrop Frye was a professor in the Department of English at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

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