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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Chris Baldick

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780198715443
Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191783234 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198715443.001.0001
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

Over 1,200 entries

This bestselling dictionary provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. 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 200 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. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language.

Book.  1259 pages.  132221 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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