By M. H. Abrams, Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005

First released fifty years in the past, A word list of Literary Terms is still an important 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 tenth edition includes a entire thesaurus of crucial literary phrases awarded as a chain of enticing essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend comparable entries and extra interpreting.

This fundamental, authoritative, and hugely cheap reference covers phrases beneficial in discussing literature and literary heritage, conception, and feedback. excellent as a center textual content for introductory literary conception or as a complement to any literature path, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to exploit all through their educational careers.

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Delight! ”; and asserted that his “well-turned” lines reflect the “mind, and manners” of the poet who had fathered them. It would seem that, in broad outline, the figure and functions of Horace’s “auctor” and of Jonson’s “author” were essentially what they are at the present time, in ordinary critical discourse. See the entry sociology of literature. In addition to the items listed above, refer to Frederick G. Kenyon, Books and Readers in Ancient Rome (1951); A. J. Minnis, Medieval Theory of Authorship (1984); Wendy Wall, The Imprint of Gender: Authorship and Publication in the English Renaissance (1993).

The eighteenth century in England is the age of the emergence of the full-scale biography, and also of the theory of biography as a special literary genre. It was the century of Samuel Johnson’s Lives of the English Poets (1779– 81) and of the best known of all English biographies, James Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson (1791). In our own time, biographies of notable women and men have become one of the most popular of literary forms, and usually there is at least one biographical title high on the best seller list.

Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. BURLESQUE 37 mentioned in this entry on book history studies are represented in the anthology, The Book History Reader, edited by David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery (2002).

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