A glossary of literary terms by Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt PDF

By Abrams, Meyer Howard; Harpham, Geoffrey Galt

ISBN-10: 0495898023

ISBN-13: 9780495898023

ISBN-10: 1408088878

ISBN-13: 9781408088876

First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus OF LITERARY phrases continues to be a necessary textual content for all critical scholars of literature. Now absolutely up-to-date to mirror the most recent scholarship on contemporary and quickly evolving serious theories, the 10th version features a whole thesaurus of crucial literary phrases offered as a sequence of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend comparable entries and extra examining. This imperative, authoritative, and hugely reasonable reference covers phrases invaluable in discussing literature and literary background, thought, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary thought or as a complement to any literature path, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to exploit all through their educational careers

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Ba r ok0 ) is a term applied by art historians (at first derogatorily, but Renaissance, but breaks them up and intermingles them to ’s cathedral in Rome. The term has been adopted with reference to literature, with a variety —for example, some verse passages in Milton’s Paradise (1667) and Thomas De Quincey’s prose descriptions of his dreams in BATHOS AND ANTICLIMAX 25 Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822) have both been called baroque. Occasionally—though oftener on the Continent than in England—it serves as a period term for post-Renaissance literature in the seventeenth century.

C. , 1962); John A. and Alan Lomax, American Ballads and Folk (1934); D. C. Fowler, A Literary History of the Popular Ballad (1968). For The Common Muse, ed. V. de Sola Pinto and Allan E. ; 376. (ba r ok0 ) is a term applied by art historians (at first derogatorily, but Renaissance, but breaks them up and intermingles them to ’s cathedral in Rome. The term has been adopted with reference to literature, with a variety —for example, some verse passages in Milton’s Paradise (1667) and Thomas De Quincey’s prose descriptions of his dreams in BATHOS AND ANTICLIMAX 25 Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822) have both been called baroque.

The author is said to be the product rather than the producer of a text, or is redescribed as an “effect” or “function” engendered by the internal play of textual language. Famously, in 1968 Roland Barthes proclaimed and celebrated “The Death of the Author,” whom he described as a figure invented by critical discourse in order to set limits to the inherent free play of the meanings in reading a literary text. See under structuralist criticism and poststructuralism. ” written in 1969, Michel Foucault raised the question of the historical “coming into being of the notion of ‘author’”—that is, of the emergence and evolution of the “author function” within the discourse of our culture.

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