By Edward Quinn
In transparent, non-technical language, this dictionary of greater than 1,000 literary phrases and issues takes an multiplied view of the time period "literary." This ebook provides readers not just a conventional literary vocabulary, but additionally the data of similar theoretical, ancient, and cultural phrases they want within the interdisciplinary international of up to date literary stories. New entries contain: conventional literary phrases and subject matters, resembling individualism, skepticism, and the Odysseus/Ulysses topic; literary issues that experience develop into more and more renowned lately, corresponding to terrorism and legal literature; and topics perennially well known between writers, equivalent to alcoholism, baseball, and vampirism. good points contain: clean definitions and examples of normal literary and similar phrases comparable to meter, antagonist, and New feedback; essays on significant subject matters in literature resembling evil, strength, love, loss of life, time, and extra; phrases on the topic of multicultural and feminist literature; significant modern theoretical phrases, with transparent definitions and examples; tradition phrases from movie, tv, psychology, background, and different fields relating to literature; references for additional analyzing; and vast cross-references
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A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms by Edward Quinn