New PDF release: A glossary of literary terms

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 vital textual content for all critical scholars of literature. Now absolutely up to date to mirror the most recent scholarship on contemporary and quickly evolving severe theories, the 10th variation incorporates a entire word list of crucial literary phrases offered as a chain of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend similar entries and extra examining. This vital, authoritative, and hugely reasonable reference covers phrases priceless in discussing literature and literary background, concept, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary conception or as a complement to any literature direction, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to take advantage of all through their educational careers

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Roger Chartier, in “Figures of the Author,” The Order of Books (1994), describes the diverse functions assigned to an individual author, from the late Middle Ages through the eighteenth century. authoritative (narration): 302. authorship: 19. autobiography: 27. automatic writing: 226. on-gard00 ): 227. avant-garde (a0 v Q Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

3. The emphasis in recent research on the difficulties in establishing, in various periods, just who was the originator of what parts of an existing literary text, which was often, in effect, the product of multiple collaborators, censors, editors, printers, and publishers, as well as of successive revisions by the reputed author. See multiple authorship under textual criticism. 4. The proliferation of middle-class readers in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the attendant explosion in the number of literary titles printed, and in the number of writers required to supply this market.

Although many traditional ballads probably originated in the later Middle Ages, they were not collected and printed until the eighteenth century, first in England, then in Germany. In 1765 Thomas Percy published his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry which, although most of the contents had been revised in the style of Percy’s era, did much to inaugurate widespread interest in folk literature. The basic modern collection is Francis J. Child’s English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882–98), which includes 305 ballads, many of them in variant versions.

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