A Glossary of Literary Terms

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Cengage Learning, Apr 24, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 408 pages
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First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the ninth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers.
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User Review  - jensenmk82 - LibraryThing

Although entries are far from exhaustive, they are always illuminating, and the bibliographical indications are always valuable. This is a book that students of literature are wise to keep at hand. Read full review

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User Review  - Bat - LibraryThing

(The book I have appears to be a 1988 edition, maybe 3rd) Still, for me, the best book of its kind. Ample coverage of criticism, enough poetics to enhance anyone's learning curve, and very well indexed. Erudite and clear, nuff' said! Read full review

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Geoffrey Galt Harpham is president and director of the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.

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