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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms : Oxford Paperback Reference - Chris Baldick

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Oxford Paperback Reference

Paperback Published: 29th April 2015
ISBN: 9780198715443
Number Of Pages: 448

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The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. 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. Many new bibliographies have been added to entries and recommended web links are available via a companion website.

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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 `fun to read ... first rate' Toronto Globe and Mail

Perfect for anyone studying literature or writing


I bought this on the recommendation of my first-year university tutor. I have been using it for many subjects since. You could Google the terms, but this reference book provides the definitions in University appropriate language.

Brisbane, Australia


Excellent resource!


Very useful resource.




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Preface Pronunciation Literary Terms A-Z Bibliography

ISBN: 9780198715443
ISBN-10: 0198715447
Series: Oxford Paperback Reference
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 29th April 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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