The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory: Fourth Edition

The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory: Fourth Edition

by J. A. Cuddon, Claire Preston

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$21.00

Overview

The latest installment of this trusted literary companion covers all aspects of literary theory, from definitions of technical terms to characterizations of literary movements. Geared toward students, teachers, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory explains critical jargon (intertextuality, aporia), schools of literary theory (structuralism, feminist criticism), literary forms (sonnet, ottava rima), and genres (elegy, pastoral) and examines artifacts, historic locales, archetypes, origins of well-known phrases, and much, much more. Scholarly, straightforward, comprehensive, and even entertaining, this is a resource that no word-lover should be without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140513639
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Series: Dictionary, Penguin Series
Pages: 1024
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.77(h) x 1.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

J. A. Cuddon (1928–1996) was a renowned expert in the fields of literature and linguistics. He also wrote several plays, libretti, novels, short stories, essays, and travel narratives.

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