The Concise Oxford Dictionary of. Literary Terms. Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths'. College, University of London. He edited The Oxford. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. Pages · Matthew_McKay,_Jeffrey_C__Wood,_Jeffrey_Brantley(zlibraryexau2g3p_onion). pdf. The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome.
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This bestselling dictionary provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. Now expanded and in its. The bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear and concise definitions of the most troublesome literary terms, from abjection to zeugma. Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma.
Mine - by the Royal Seal! Mine - by the Sign in the Scarlet prison Bars - cannot conceal! It's these attention to details that makes this a valuable resource on literary terms.
Recommended for anyone with an interest in literature, and especially for teachers and students of literature. Kindle Edition Verified download. This is an excellent dictionary of literary terms. I especially like that the electronic version is very easy to use since it allows the user to toggle back and forth between the definitions and the overall list of terms. I ordered it for a class I'm teaching and plan to encourage students to download the electronic version.
These days, so many students use their phones as readers their eyes MUST be better than mine , a practice I discourage because it's easier to reference pages in a print version in class. In the case of The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, having it on their phones would be an excellent idea, an always present reference tool. I needed this as reference for my literary reading. It is always good to be able to refer back to this dictionary when analyzing text especially poetic text such as my Walt Whitman or James Joyce.
I used to have this type of text in my REAL library and would access it when reading I can several reference texts or books available during the reading of any novel or text Got this book for a literature class, and it's extremely informative.
The definitions include historical and culturally relevant information as well. I had to underline to see the true definition of things. Very useful resource for my English studies. I enjoyed using this book to look up specific terms as well as browsing just to learn something new. Oxford has always produced excellent dictionaries; this is no exception.
This dictionary gives many terms and clear, succinct definitions. A must have for any literary buff or student. See all 49 reviews. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Chris Baldick. Lysistrata and Other Plays Penguin Classics. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Fifth Edition. The Book of Literary Terms: Lewis Turco.
Pages with related products. See and discover other items: There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about site Prime. Get fast, free shipping with site Prime. Better than what was described for my needs. It came it great condition and I use it as a reference all the time, although it take a while to get to me. Beginning with "the absurd" and ending with "zeugma," Chris Baldick has assembled a marvelous bestiary of literary terms and has provided concise explanations of each one.
Baldick's choices cover a wide range of history, geography, and ideology--from the Senecan tragedy to the campus novel, from the haiku to the Petrarchan sonnet, from Romanticism to Russian Formalism.
Particularly useful is his inclusion of many originally non-English terms: Of course, no project of this nature can be exhaustive, particularly when it is crammed into pages. And yet, I wonder at the rationale behind some of Baldick's inclusions and omissions.
Why, for example, is there an entry for Homeric, but none for Dickensian? For Brechtian, but not for Kafkaesque? For logocentrism, but not for phallocentrism? For science fiction, but not for horror?
For braggadocio, but not for tragic mulatta? Nevertheless, this is still one of my favorite reference works. So if you're planning a Festschrift, if you're contemplating a revival of Vorticism, or if you want to spice up your latest jeremiad with some Spoonerisms, check out this book.
It will make you feel like a true skald! Literary dictionaries are usually tough nuts to crack. By the nature of the book, there is an educated obscurity to most of the terms. For example, 'plurisignation,' a somewhat difficult word to say, sends the reader, sans definition, to 'ambiguity,' which enjoys a more sensible, approachable definition.
Finishing the book is 'zeugma,' which Baldick describes as a figure of speech "by which one word refers to two others in the same sentence. Who should read this? Any college freshman studying literature. This is a solid handbook, and is begging to be used in classrooms, taught letter-by-letter, entry-by-entry.
Knowing these terms about 1, in all will clear up a lot of headaches while reading literary criticism and essays. Anthony Trendl editor, HungarianBookstore. You won't find everything in here. But the omissions are so few that you probably won't notice. Practically every unusual and obscure literary term you could need info on, as well as capsule summaries of the common terms you might need to check on Magic Realism, post-structuralism, Surrealism, and so on. This is an ideal reference and at the least a good starting point for deeper investigations.
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I had to get this for one of my classes in college and I refused to sell it back because I adored it so much.
While everyone around me was trying to get rid of it, I put it neatly on my shelf to keep forever, and even got really upset once when I thought I had lost it. Anyway, this is probably the greatest dictionary in existence if you love reading and all things related to reading. It's very complete and offers many terms that I had I think this book describes the true essence of my nerdiness.
It's very complete and offers many terms that I had never even really heard of, or maybe only heard in passing but never delved into in a class.
I would call it a staple for anyone with an English degree. If you want to expand your knowledge of literary terminology, this is a wonderful tool for doing that. View all 4 comments. Possibly my best download since beginning my English degree. Very helpful for clarifying difficult concepts in addition to being an excellent reference guide. Aug 01, Jason Pym rated it really liked it Shelves: A friendly, short overview for beginners.
Things I found of note: It was a reaction against Thomas Hobbes theory that people are innately selfish, an idea explored in 'novels of sensibility' Goethe's Young Werther and Richardson's Pamela where floods of tears over the beauty of nature or the plight of others was seen as evidence of a pure and virtuous heart A friendly, short overview for beginners. It was a reaction against Thomas Hobbes theory that people are innately selfish, an idea explored in 'novels of sensibility' Goethe's Young Werther and Richardson's Pamela where floods of tears over the beauty of nature or the plight of others was seen as evidence of a pure and virtuous heart.
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is a criticism of the self-indulgent extremes of the movement, and so the title of her novel means 'good sense vs. The concept of 'sensibility' was one of the trends leading to 19th century Romanticism. Under science fiction, it says 'several early precedents have been claimed for the genre - notably Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - but true modern science fiction begins with Jules Verne'. In the first sentence they define science fiction as 'fiction that explores the probable consequences of some improbable or impossible transformation of the basic conditions of human or intelligent non-human existence'.
So in what way is Frankenstein not science fiction?
They absolutely are distinguished in Chinese, the language would be a confusing mess if you didn't. It's Japanese that does not make a distinction - they have a phoneme that floats between the two.
Mar 09, Shibam K. Eccentric rated it it was amazing. Excellently elaborated.
Title APA: Oxford University Press Citation by: Allie Meador Type of Reference: Dictionary Call Number: Oxford University Press September 20, Author: Chris Baldick Language: English ISBN Relation to other Works: