The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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Perfection Learning, 2004 - Literary Criticism
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Containing over 1,000 of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this gem of a book gives clear and often witty explanations to terms such as hypertext, multi-accentuality, and postmodernism. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. It offers pronunciation guides and suggestions for further reading for many entries, and includes a new preface and terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, such as cyberpunk and antanaclasis. This second edition is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of literary terms available, popular with both students and teachers of literature at all levels.

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The concise Oxford dictionary of literary terms

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Of the many recent dictionaries of literary terms, Baldick's is the one most likely to satisfy today's student. Rejecting "encyclopaedic completeness,'' it omits commonly understood general terms that ... Read full review

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I recommend this book to beginner English/literature students; it's a good reference when trying to make sense of all those -isms. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He edited 'The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales' (1992), and is the author of 'In Frankenstein's Shadow' (1987), 'Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present' (1996), and other works of literary history. He has
edited, with Rob Morrison, 'Tales of Terror from Blackwood's Magazine', and 'The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre', and has written an introduction to Charles Maturin's 'Melmoth the Wanderer' (all available in the Oxford World's Classics series).

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