The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It is now available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terThe best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear, concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language. It is now available in a new and expanded edition and includes increased coverage of new terms from modern critical and theoretical movements, such as feminism, andschools of American poetry, Spanish verse forms, life writing, and crime fiction. It includes extensive coverage of traditional drama, versification, rhetoric, and literary history, as well as updated and extended advice on recommended further reading and a pronunciation guide to more than 200 terms. New to this edition are recommended entry-level web links updated via the Dictionary of Literary Terms companion website....
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (Oxford Quick Reference;Oxford Quick Reference) Reviews
Offers concise definitions of difficult terms; in that respect it trumps Abrams's glossary. Sometimes Baldick lets his patrician-sounding distaste shew through: especially evident in his definition of kitsch. I imagine he must have felt better after purging strong tones of literary rage. Some other definitions are brief, and not entirely helpful. But I can't end the review without noting that it has been of great help during my studies. It helped to point out avenues of exploring things, of grasping the essentials before going on to more advanced quests.The book itself is a bit rubbishy - the spine isn't the kind you might bend without fear of cracking and the paper isn't acid free. Still, content over form I suppose.
Baldick, C.(2015). Oxford dictionary of literary terms. Oxford University Press. Citation by: Elizabeth HarperType of Reference: Dictionary Call Number: 803Content/ Scope: Targeted from 9th grade to adult, this dictionary offers a wealth of knowledge about literature devices that exist in literature. In addition, the book offers a pronunciation guide. This would be a helpful resource for anyone approaching a higher level of literature that may requires further analysis.Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Oxford University Press has high standards and accuracy in their publications. They are a well-known name within the publishing community and are recognized by libraries across the world for their outstanding resources. In addition, the author is a professor of English at the University of London. Arrangement/Presentation: In this 385 page book, over 1200 literary terms are defined, referenced within literature, with examples provided. Arranged alphabetically, the book is easy to navigate with greyed tabs visible on the side of the book. Relation to other works: This would be a great addition to the dictionaries in the library because it goes beyond just defining the terms. The references and examples provided help students see the application of literary devices which could aide in comprehension. Accessibility/Diversity: This book offers a strong amount of “see also” suggestions after most definitions. This continued reference will be of assistance to students who struggle with the concepts. Cost: $21.72Professional Review: Rosneck, K. (2009). The Oxford dictionary of literary terms book review. Choice, 46(6)1064.
Chris Baldick's "The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms" is one of the stunning works that ultimately shall help Literary students, or, as we may phrase it, the Literture Community, to have an insight into the Literary Theory and its major components. Through the very detailed definitions the Dictionary offers, one can highly have a better understanding of the elements of Literature and the literary work, and, of-course, their development through history. Plus, the book provides a wide range of the terms belonging to criticism and the Literary movements. It is, indeed, a reliable source to bank on.