Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms by Edward Quinn

By Edward Quinn

ISBN-10: 0816062439

ISBN-13: 9780816062430

In transparent, non-technical language, this dictionary of greater than 1,000 literary phrases and topics takes an multiplied view of the time period "literary." This booklet provides readers not just a conventional literary vocabulary, but in addition the data of similar theoretical, ancient, and cultural phrases they wish within the interdisciplinary international of up to date literary stories. New entries contain: conventional literary phrases and subject matters, corresponding to individualism, skepticism, and the Odysseus/Ulysses subject; literary themes that experience turn into more and more renowned in recent times, similar to terrorism and felony literature; and matters perennially renowned between writers, equivalent to alcoholism, baseball, and vampirism. good points contain: clean definitions and examples of normal literary and comparable phrases comparable to meter, antagonist, and New feedback; essays on significant subject matters in literature corresponding to evil, strength, love, demise, time, and extra; phrases concerning multicultural and feminist literature; significant modern theoretical phrases, with transparent definitions and examples; tradition phrases from movie, tv, psychology, historical past, and different fields relating to literature; references for extra interpreting; and large cross-references

Show description

Read Online or Download A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms PDF

Similar encyclopedias & subject guides books

Download PDF by Jose Cabezon, Sheila Greeve Davaney: Identity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of

Id and the Politics of Scholarship within the learn of faith positive factors probably the most famous and revered students in non secular reports providing severe reflections at the courting of id to scholarship of their box. comparable experiences have handled those problems with subjectivity and id in different fields, yet none have approached or preferred the distinctive difficulties they current for the research of faith.

Read e-book online Pocket Encyclopaedia of World Aircraft: Bombers, 1939-45 PDF

80 of the bombers and shipping plane of global battle II are proven in significant elements, facet elevation, plan view, drawings that mix greatest appearance.

Download PDF by Robert Hendrickson: The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins

As a author, I fall into the pits of cliches and over used words that now not many folks comprehend. from time to time humans will pop out with whatever that sounds rather previous yet makes no sense.

Encyclopedia is key to any English and note fanatic in addition to author. this can be like an additional dictionary, simply extra extensive. the fee is astounding and the phrases within are interesting. realizing the starting place of phrases and words will enlighten you to why it truly is used, how it really is used, and the way it truly is replaced through the years. Very fascinating, deeply specific, and vital!

Get The Manager's Book of Quotations PDF

E-book by means of Eigen, Lewis D. , Siegel, Jonathan P.

Extra resources for A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms

Sample text

Charles Dickens departs from this tradition in David Copperfield (1849–50), presenting his novelist/hero as an unexceptional figure, a transparent window through which we view the novel’s other, very colorful characters. In the stories of Henry James, such as “The Jolly Corner,” the artist is rendered as a detached observer who withdraws from life in order to capture it in the lens of his art. The danger of such withdrawal is the theme of Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice (1910), in which elemental forces long suppressed by the artist’s self-discipline erupt and bring about his death.

Bad quarto Term applied to certain early editions of Shakespeare’s plays that exhibit various forms of corruption, including omissions, insertions, and garbled passages. The common assumption is that the bad quartos represent the “stolen and surreptitious copies,” referred to in the Preface to the FIRST FOLIO, the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays. Some textual scholars have effectively refuted this view in relation to at least one of the so-called bad quartos, the 1608 edition of King Lear, which is now accepted as a legitimate text, based on Shakespeare’s early draft of the play.

The term was designed to locate the problem in the educational system rather than in the writers themselves, the point being they were not bad writers, any more than students taking a beginning class in German were bad speakers of German —they were beginners.

Download PDF sample

A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms by Edward Quinn

by Thomas

Rated 4.32 of 5 – based on 43 votes