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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

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With over 1,000 entries, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms contains all of the most taxing literary terms that readers may come across. Clear and entertaining explanations are given for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, and hypertext. The dictionary also provides extensive coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual c ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 15th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published September 20th 1990)
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Lada Fleur
Sep 27, 2016 Lada Fleur rated it it was amazing
Own the copy. A very useful little book on modern literary theory and genre for students of literature. You ca find research alphabetically terms you wish to know its jargon meaning and ou can have the answer quickly in a lucid easily comprehensible manner. Of course you have to be familiar with basic literary terms to grasp the meaning of modern postmodernist jargon.From Pltonic and Aristotlian mimesis and Reneaissance styled poetics to Romantics and genre change in its basic fashion. Goethe an ...more
Rachel
Dec 15, 2010 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book describes the true essence of my nerdiness. 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
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Jessica
Jan 14, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possibly my best buy since beginning my English degree. Very helpful for clarifying difficult concepts in addition to being an excellent reference guide.
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Mar 09, 2017 Shibam Karmakar rated it it was amazing
Excellently elaborated.
Allie Meador
Title (APA): The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. (1990). Oxford University Press
Citation by: Allie Meador
Type of Reference: Dictionary
Call Number: 803 BAL
Paperback: 246 Pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 20, 1990)
Author: Chris Baldick
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0198117337
ISBN-13: 978-0198117339
Product Dimension: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
Cost: $9.95
Content/Scope:
• The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides succinct and often witty explanations of over one t
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Irene Kaloyannis
Feb 03, 2017 Irene Kaloyannis rated it really liked it
I read this book cover-to-cover like a novel. That's how fascinating it is.
jacky
While the cover of my book looks more like a different ISBN number, this is the match. I have several of this book in my classroom and it has proved useful in teaching the students various literary terms.
Muriel
Feb 22, 2016 Muriel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does what it says on the tin!
Hannah Mccarney
Jan 19, 2013 Hannah Mccarney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent point of call for any novel terminology a student may come across on their intellectual journeys
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can't go wrong here. I turn to this book when I have writer's block and can't think of a poem to write. It's like a very definitive muse to me.
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��I recommend this book to beginner English/literature students; it's a good reference when trying to make sense of all those -isms.
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