The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Fourth Edition

Chris Baldick

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Fourth Edition

Chris Baldick

ISBN:

9780198715443

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

29 Apr 2015

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Description

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.

Contents

Preface
Pronunciation
Literary Terms A-Z
Bibliography

Authors

Chris Baldick , Goldsmiths, University of London

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. He edited The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales (1992), and is the author of The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 10 (1910-1940): The Modern Movement (2004), In Frankenstein's Shadow (1987), Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present (1996), and other works of literary history. He has edited, with Rob Morrison, Tales of Terror from Blackwood's Magazine, and The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre, and has written an introduction to Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (all available in the Oxford World's Classics series).

Reviews

`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