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About this title With over 1, entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms contains all of the most taxing literary terms that readers may come across. Clear and entertaining explanations are given for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. This edition includes useful advice on further reading for particularly complex terms, as well as helpful pronunciation guides on over terms. Fully updated to include terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, from cyberpunk to antanaclasis, the Second Edition is ingeniously designed to tackle the less obvious terms that students and general readers will encounter. Rejecting "encyclopaedic completeness," it omits commonly understood general terms that are not specifically literary e.

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About this title With over 1, entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms contains all of the most taxing literary terms that readers may come across.

Clear and entertaining explanations are given for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. This edition includes useful advice on further reading for particularly complex terms, as well as helpful pronunciation guides on over terms.

Fully updated to include terms that have become prominent in literature in the last few years, from cyberpunk to antanaclasis, the Second Edition is ingeniously designed to tackle the less obvious terms that students and general readers will encounter. Rejecting "encyclopaedic completeness," it omits commonly understood general terms that are not specifically literary e. Included instead are "many terms generated by the growth of academic literary theory in recent years.

An uncommon feature of this work is its pronunciation guide, applied to some of the terms here defined. In addition to the attention paid to the terminology of classical rhetoric, there is a distinct emphasis on French deconstructionist terms derived from Derrida, Barthes, et al.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Fully revised and updated fourth edition of this bestselling dictionary Additions include new terms from distant reading to Golden-age detective writing, and from Ibsenite to Neuronovel Over 1, entries covering terms within the fields of literary criticism, history, and theory; prosody; and drama Pronunciation guidance for many terms Additional further reading recommendations Recommended web links available via a dedicated and regularly updated companion website The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms Fourth Edition Oxford Quick Reference Description The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Now expanded and in its fourth edition, it includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than terms. Completely revised and updated, this edition also features brand-new entries on terms such as distant reading, graphic novels, middle generation, and misery memoir.

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