A Glossary of Literary Terms. Ⓒ ISBN Edition 11 Pages . Published: by Cengage Learning US. Author/s: M.H. Abrams / Cornell. Read A Glossary of Literary Terms book reviews & author details and more at M. H. Abrams is a distinguished scholar who has written prize-winning books on . A Glossary of Literary Terms has ratings and 51 reviews. Nikoleta said: Εξαιρετικό. Έχει τους λογοτεχνικούς όρους σε αλφαβητική σειρά, και δεν εξηγεί.

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Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the new contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted, essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. I’ve been looking at handbooks of literary terms for several decades but have yet to find an equal to the Glossary.

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I’ve used it to the point of worn covers and pages. He describes his work as solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment by establishing military codes that are highly audible and inventing selection if for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.

In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. View all 11 comments. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Apr 01, Amy rated it it was amazing. You sit down, and read the term, let’s say,”Victorian Novel”.

Abrams explains every point and term in brief and to the point, making it easy for beginners to memories those heavily typical words. I don’t currently feel like discussing it or whatever; when you finish reading something like this, all you feel like doing is DANCING. He went into English because, he says, ” there weren’t jobs in any other profession, so I thought I might as well enjoy starving, instead of starving while doing something I didn’t enjoy.

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Each term is very neatly discussed, explained and elaborated. Erudite and clear, nuff’ said! Cengage LearningJan 10, – Literary Collections – glossar. Very, very useful as a glossary of literary terms, as the book is named.

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Feb 14, Sonstepaul rated it it was amazing. Simply if you’re an English student or even a Literature student to be precise, hold this book! That is because none of them provide enough information on certain subjects and some of them do not have all the terms I needed to know about.

While at Cornell in the s, he was asked by publisher W. Dec 31, John added it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ample coverage of criticism, enough poetics to enhance anyone’s learning curve, and very well indexed.

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The recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, he has written extensively in the fields of literary criticism, critical glosswry, and intellectual history.

The book I have appears to be a edition, maybe 3rd Still, for glosary, the best book of its kind. If it does not interest you, neither will the book. A technical book is supposed to be as simple and comprehensive as possible. May 22, Sarah F.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Visit our Beautiful Books page and oof lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. View all 12 comments. A Glossary of Literary Terms M. I know this book is well-known and I know how many people praise this book. Common terms and phrases aesthetic allegory American analysis Anthology applied artistic ballad called character comedy comic concept conventions cultural deconstruction Derrida developed discourse distinction diverse drama ecocriticism effect eighteenth century Eliot Elizabethan English entries epic essays example feminist gender genre Greek historicism human I.