A New Handbook of Literary Terms

  • Filename: a-new-handbook-of-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 030013522X
  • Release Date: 2008-10-01
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: David Mikics
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



A New Handbook of Literary Terms offers a lively, informative guide to words and concepts that every student of literature needs to know. Mikics’s definitions are essayistic, witty, learned, and always a pleasure to read. They sketch the derivation and history of each term, including especially lucid explanations of verse forms and providing a firm sense of literary periods and movements from classicism to postmodernism. The Handbook also supplies a helpful map to the intricate and at times confusing terrain of literary theory at the beginning of the twenty-first century: the author has designated a series of terms, from New Criticism to queer theory, that serves as a concise but thorough introduction to recent developments in literary study. Mikics’s Handbook is ideal for classroom use at all levels, from freshman to graduate. Instructors can assign individual entries, many of which are well-shaped essays in their own right. Useful bibliographical suggestions are given at the end of most entries. The Handbook’s enjoyable style and thoughtful perspective will encourage students to browse and learn more. Every reader of literature will want to own this compact, delightfully written guide.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

  • Filename: a-glossary-of-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 9781285465067
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: M.H. Abrams
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning



First published over 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 eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted 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.

Handbook of Literary Terms

  • Filename: handbook-of-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 0321845560
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: X. J. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group



From the author team of the discipline's most widely used literature anthology, this accessible and instructive guide introduces students to the language of literary study. Featuring an engaging and accessible writing style, this supplemental reference manual for the introductory student has over 400 entries and serves to demystify literature and the terms, techniques, and analysis tools that literary scholars use.

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

  • Filename: the-oxford-dictionary-of-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 9780199208272
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 361
  • Author: Chris Baldick
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



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. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It is now available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, andschools 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 asupdated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. New to this edition are recommended entry-level web links updated via the Dictionary of Literary Terms companion website.

Handbook of Literary Rhetoric

  • Filename: handbook-of-literary-rhetoric.
  • ISBN: 9004107053
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 921
  • Author: Heinrich Lausberg
  • Publisher: BRILL



Lausberg's "Handbook of Literary Rhetoric" is an internationally acclaimed, standard reference work on rhetorical techniques in classical literature, ancient and modern. This translation makes it available for the first time to the English-speaking world.

The Book of Literary Terms

  • Filename: the-book-of-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 0874519551
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Lewis Turco
  • Publisher: UPNE



An expert's indispensable guide to English letters and the writing arts.

A Critical Handbook of Children s Literature

  • Filename: a-critical-handbook-of-children-s-literature.
  • ISBN: 9780788153204
  • Release Date: 1998-03
  • Number of pages: 309
  • Author: Rebecca J. Lukens
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing



A Critical Handbook of Children's Literature, Ninth Edition, gives future teachers, practicing teachers, librarians, and parents many examples of quality children's literature to guide them in choosing the best books for the classroom, library, or home. The Handbook analyzes children's books that showcase positive examples of the literary elements, formats, and genres that are the focus in the field of children's literature. The books are noteworthy children's books, from classics to favorites to just-published titles, all selected as thought-provoking, important, or motivating choices. The authors suggest that readers examine the Handbook and then apply the literary concepts to additional reading from today's ever-expanding selection of children's books.

The Book of Forms

  • Filename: the-book-of-forms.
  • ISBN: 1584650222
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 337
  • Author: Lewis Turco
  • Publisher: UPNE



Companion to the Book of Literary Terms, an indispensable handbook, revised and updated for today's users.

Literary Terms

  • Filename: literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 0374521778
  • Release Date: 1989-06-01
  • Number of pages: 308
  • Author: Karl E. Beckson
  • Publisher: Macmillan



Over nine hundred entries provide information on literary terms, styles, forms, and genres, historical periods and movements, and related philosophical concepts.

A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature

  • Filename: a-handbook-of-critical-approaches-to-literature.
  • ISBN: 0195394720
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 444
  • Author: Wilfred L. Guerin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature, Sixth Edition, offers a valuable combination of theory and practice, introducing and applying the most useful contemporary approaches. Thoroughly updated and revised for this edition, the text presents a variety of ways to interpret a work, ranging from historical/biographical and moral/philosophical to feminisms and cultural studies. It applies these diverse approaches to the same six classic works - "To His Coy Mistress," "Young Goodman Brown," "Everyday Use," Hamlet, Huckleberry Finn, and Frankenstein-showing how each approach produces different types of insights.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

  • Filename: mla-handbook-for-writers-of-research-papers.
  • ISBN: 0873525655
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 293
  • Author: Joseph Gibaldi
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Language Association of America



Deals with writing, documenting sources, preparing manuscripts, and constructing bibliographical entries

A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms

  • Filename: a-contemporary-guide-to-literary-terms.
  • ISBN: 0618341625
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Edwin J. Barton
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division



A Contemporary Guide to Literary Terms is a brief, inexpensive, and accessible handbook of literary terms for a full range of courses, including introduction to literature, literature for composition, American literature, British literature, and Shakespeare. In clear, concise, and user-friendly language, the text highlights its entries with contemporary, multicultural examples. This edition features more terms and new entries for all periods of literary history. Clear, brief, reader-friendly entries, which don't assume extensive knowledge of literature, offer specific quotations from texts and commentary on the examples. Demonstrations of practical criticism illustrate literary terms, approaches, and theories and make individual entries useful for classroom discussion. No other literary handbook or glossary performs this task or employs this strategy.

Narrative Criticism of the New Testament

  • Filename: narrative-criticism-of-the-new-testament.
  • ISBN: 9780801027895
  • Release Date: 2005-11-01
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: James L. Resseguie
  • Publisher: Baker Academic



Introduces key aspects of narrative interpretation to offer a richly rewarding approach to reading the Bible.

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

  • Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-cognitive-literary-studies.
  • ISBN: 9780199978069
  • Release Date: 2015
  • Number of pages: 656
  • Author: Lisa Zunshine
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



The Oxford handbook of cognitive literary studies' applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that span multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) Narrative, History, Imagination; (2) Emotions and Empathy; (3) The New Unconscious; (4) Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and (5) Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience. Most notably, the volume features case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (Garcia Marquez), Dominican (Junot Diaz), German (Theodore Fontane), French (Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert), Indian (Mirabai, Rabindranath Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Mani Ratnam, Tito Mukhopadhyay), Mexican (Fernando del Paso), Polish (Krystof Kieslowski), Puerto Rican (Giannina Braschi), Russian (Lev Tolstoi), South African (J.M. Coetzee), and Spanish (Leopoldo Alas). Moreover, the volume will cover a variety of periods (e.g.,0.

The Community of the Weak

  • Filename: the-community-of-the-weak.
  • ISBN: 9781621896111
  • Release Date: 2013-03-28
  • Number of pages: 554
  • Author: Hans-Peter Geiser
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers



Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.

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