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From Jacques Derridas differance to Henry Jamess ficelle , the vocabulary of literary theory and criticism can seem difficult if not opaque. To help remedy the average readers bafflement, this new Third Edition of Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms provides succinct and often witty explanations of almost twelve hundred terms, covering everything from the ancient dithyramb to the contemporary dub poetry, from the popular bodice-ripper to the aristocratic masque, and from the social realism of Stalins era to the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Shedding light on some of the most troublesome literary terms encountered by students and general readers, this gem of a book offers increased coverage of many new coinages from modern critical and theoretical movements. It also provides extensively updated coverage of traditional drama, rhetoric, literary history, and textual criticism. Throughout, the authors emphasis is on helping use these terms more confidently, whether in writing or in speaking (easy-to-use pronunciation guides clarify more than 200 potentially troublesome terms). Users will find clear and often entertaining explanations for words such as multi-accentuality, postmodernism, hypertext, cyberpunk , and antanaclasis . A model reference application, Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms will prove invaluable for both general readers and literature students at all levels. Features + Almost 1,200 entries from abjection to zeugma + An expanded and fully updated edition of this best-selling dictionary + Additions include new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, schools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, crime fiction, feminist criticism + Extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history + Additional further reading recommendations + Pronunciation guidance for over 200 terms
What's new in this version:
+ Buy one application and use it on your iPhone or iPad, optimized for both devices! + Brand-new integrated design is accessible, clear, and easy to use. + Added Sounds-like (fuzzy search) to help find those difficult to spell words. + Share entries via email, Facebook and Twitter + Tag words with bookmarks or custom tags for easy retrieval.