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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Chris Baldick

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199208272
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727177 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199208272.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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“This dictionary’s virtues and its plain-spokenness make it ... as apt to the bedside table as to the desk: Dr Baldick is a Brewer for specialized tastes” - Times Literary Supplement

The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. Now available in a new, fully updated and expanded edition, it offers readers increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, and 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 200 terms. New to this fully revised edition are recommended entry-level web links. Boasting over 1,200 entries, it is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language.

Book.  1239 pages.  129226 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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