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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Fourth Edition

Chris Baldick

May 2015

ISBN: 9780198715443

416 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £11.99

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of even the most complex literary terms from abjection to zeugma. An essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. Recommended web links are available via a companion website.

  • Fully revised and updated fourth edition of this bestselling dictionary
  • Additions include new terms from distant reading to Golden-age detective writing, and from Ibsenite to Neuronovel
  • Over 1,200 entries covering terms within the fields of literary criticism, history, and theory; prosody; and drama
  • Pronunciation guidance for many terms
  • Additional further reading recommendations
  • Recommended web links available via a dedicated and regularly updated companion website

About the Author(s)

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).

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Pronunciation
    Literary Terms A-Z
    Bibliography

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