New PDF release: A Glossary of Literary Terms (10th Edition)

By M. H. Abrams, Geoffrey Galt Harpham

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First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus 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 incorporates a whole thesaurus of crucial literary phrases awarded as a chain of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend comparable entries and extra examining.

This imperative, authoritative, and hugely cheap reference covers phrases important in discussing literature and literary historical past, conception, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary concept 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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Both the ancient Greeks and Romans produced short, formal lives of individuals. The most famed surviving example is the Parallel Lives of Greek and Roman notables by the Greek writer Plutarch, c. AD 46–120; in the translation by Sir Thomas North in 1579, it was the source of Shakespeare’s plays on Roman subjects. Medieval authors wrote generalized chronicles of the deeds of a king, as well as hagiographies: the stylized lives of Christian saints, often based more on pious legends than on fact. In England, the fairly detailed secular biography appeared in the seventeenth century; the most distinguished instance is Izaak Walton’s Lives (including short biographies of the poets John Donne and George Herbert), written between 1640 and 1678.

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