The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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This dictionary provides succinct and often witty explanations of over 1000 potentially troublesome terms encountered in the study of literature, from "absurd" to "zeugma". Fully cross-referenced, the entries cover prose, verse, drama, and literary theory from ancient Greece to contemporary schools, and give details of adjectival forms, derivations, and terms from languages and literatures other than English. The book is aimed at general readers; students (from the 6th Form upwards) and teachers of English literature; and those studying classical and modern European more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192828932
  • 9780192828934

About Chris Baldick

About the Author Chris Baldick is Senior Lecturer in English at Edge Hill College of Higher Education in Ormskirk, more

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"Good coverage from the classical to the contemporary."--David G. Hale, State University of New York at Brockport"Clearly and concisely written. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of such 'concise' handbooks."--Robert W. Lewis, University of North Dakota"Of the many recent dictionaries of literary terms, Baldick's is the one most likely to satisfy today's student....The explanations are clear and succinct, and often employ illustrative examples."--Library Journal (in a starred review)"This is an excellent "pocket-sized" reference paperback at a reasonable price."--Dr. Robert C. Rice, Christendom College"This is just what our English majors need. It's up to date, to the point, and inexpensive."--Preston Harper, Albilene Christian University"Excellent, one of the best on the market, level just right for undergraduates."--Sabine Gross, University of Wisconsin/Madisonshow more

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