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A New Handbook of Literary Terms

A NEW HANDBOOK OF LITERARY TERMS

by: David Mikics
Format: Hardcover

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A New Handbook of Literary Terms offers a lively, informative guide to words and concepts that every student of literature needs to know. Mikics€™s definitions are essayistic, witty, learned, and always a pleasure to read. They sketch the derivation and history of each term, including especially lucid explanations of verse forms and providing a firm sense of literary periods and movements from classicism to postmodernism. The Handbook also supplies a helpful map to the intricate and at times confusing terrain of literary theory at the beginning of the twenty-first century: the author has designated a series of terms, from New Criticism to queer theory, that serves as a concise but thorough introduction to recent developments in literary study.Mikics€™s Handbook is ideal for classroom use at all levels, from freshman to graduate. Instructors can assign individual entries, many of which are well-shaped essays in their own right. Useful b

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Product Code: 9780300106367
ISBN: 030010636X
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Number of Pages: 368 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 5.71 x 1.18 x 9.41 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds