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A Dictionary of Literary Terms, 2nd Edition

Martin Gray

A Dictionary of Literary Terms, 2nd Edition

By Martin Gray
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Overview
Author
Martin Gray
Edition
2nd
ISBN
9780582080379
Published Date
14/02/1993
Pages
328
What distinguishes realism from 'classic bourgeois' realism and magic realism? How does a Shakespearean sonnet differ from a Spenserian or a Petrarchan sonnet? Who were the Cambridge Critics, the Graveyard Poets and the Tribe of Ben?

The answers to these and many other literary questions are provided in this expanded and updated edition of Martin Gray's much-acclaimed Dictionary. Wide in scope, it explains concepts and topics thatn range from the familiar to the comparativley esoteric and that cover such fields as literary movements (Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Imagism), genres and sub-genres (tragedy, elegy, roman a these), technical language (anapaest, synecdoche, hamartia), and schools of literary theory (structuralism, deconstructionism, feminist criticism). The result is a clear, lively and imformative guide through the bewildering maze of literary terminology, and one that will enhance the reader's enjoyment of literary studies.
Features
  • over 1300 entries
  • fully cross-referenced
  • numerous illustrative literary examples
  • useful historical and biographical appendices
  • ideal for both the student and the general reader
Table of contents
  • Introductory note
  • Abbreviations
  • The Dictionary
  • Appendix one: Dates of writers and historical figures mentioned in the text
  • Appendix Two: Table of Sovereigns since the Conquest
  • Appendix Three: Main periods of English Literature
  • The author of this Handbook.