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A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author : M.H. Abrams
ISBN : 9780495898023
Genre : Literary Collections
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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 tenth 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Literary Collections

The Cambridge Introduction To German Poetry

Author : Judith Ryan
ISBN : 9780521867665
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring traditional poems alongside new examples, this Introduction conveys the rich rewards that come with reading German poetry.
Category: Literary Criticism

Einf Hrung In Die Literaturtheorie

Author : Martin Sexl
ISBN : 9783825225278
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Das Besondere dieser Darstellung der Entwicklungen des literaturtheoretischen Denkens ist erstens der historische Blick, der bis in die Antike zurückreicht, und zweitens das große Augenmerk auf den didaktischen Aspekt, das diese Einführung insbesondere für StudienanfängerInnen geeignet macht. Der historische Abriss bietet, als Geschichte \'erzählt\', einen ersten Überblick über die Zusammenhänge literaturtheoretischer Entwicklungen und kommt ohne Zitate und ohne Fußnoten aus. Daran schließen sechs Detailstudien zu den wichtigsten Theorien des 20. Jahrhunderts an.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dictionary Of Literary Themes And Motifs

Author : Jean-Charles Seigneuret
ISBN : 9780313263965
Genre : Comparative literature
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This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. "Reference Books Bulletin" The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.
Category: Comparative literature

A Dictionary Of Literary Terms And Literary Theory

Author : J. A. Cuddon
ISBN : 9781118326008
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition placesJ.A. Cuddon’s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21stCentury. Written in a clear and highly readable style Comprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient timesto the present day Broad intellectual and cultural range Expands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminology New material is particularly focused in areas such as genderstudies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism,post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receivebalanced treatment
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
ISBN : 9781615304943
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents entries on history, theory, and literary terms associated within such literary categories as the novel, short story, satire, romance, biography, science fiction, and literary criticism.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

A History Of German Literature

Author : Wolfgang Beutin
ISBN : 9781134928163
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 79.40 MB
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Since the appearance of its first edition in Germany in 1979, A History of German Literature has established itself as a classic work used by students and anyone interested in German literature. The volume chronologically traces the development of German literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Throughout this chronology, literary developments are set in a social and political context. This includes a final chapter, written for this latest edition, on the consequences of the reunification of Germany in 1990. Thoroughly interdiscipinary in method, the work also reflects recent developments in literary criticism and history. Highly readable and stimulating, A History of German Literature succeeds in making the literature of the past as immediate and engaging as the works of the present. It is both a scholary study and an invaluable reference work for students.
Category: Literary Criticism