A Glossary of Literary Terms. Ⓒ ISBN Edition 11 Pages . Published: by Cengage Learning US. Author/s: M.H. Abrams / Cornell. Read A Glossary of Literary Terms book reviews & author details and more at M. H. Abrams is a distinguished scholar who has written prize-winning books on . A Glossary of Literary Terms has ratings and 51 reviews. Nikoleta said: Εξαιρετικό. Έχει τους λογοτεχνικούς όρους σε αλφαβητική σειρά, και δεν εξηγεί.

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Apr 07, Julia rated it really liked it. Didn’t exactly love it, but learned tlossary it so much, so incredibly much. This book represents a body of knowledge approached and collated by the same scholar, making for a compact, easily accessible, and, best of all The “read” status I’ve given this book is purely for convenience: To ask other readers questions about A Glossary of Literary Termsplease sign up.

Due to lack of time I had decided to do a selective study, but Abrams lured me into reading the whole of it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. A Glossary of Literary Terms by M.

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A Glossary of Literary Terms covers litersry terminology of literature – from literary history to theory to criticism – making it a valuable addition to any literary theory or literature course.


I wish I’d listened to my professor who told me in my first semester as an English grad to buy a copy of this book. I’ve used this as a resource for years, but I read it from cover to cover for the first time ever.

I regard this as a treasure chest of interesting trivia and other information.

While at Cornell in the s, he was asked by publisher W. Add cover photo 5 18 Apr 10, Dick, are also likely to have You sit down, and re This book would be the very best choice if anyone intends to get the cocktail knowledge in literature. Jun 17, Shreya Pandey rated it it was amazing Shelves: In a powerful contrast, Abrams shows that until the Romantics, literature was usually understood as a mirror, reflecting the real world, in some kind of mimesis; but for the Romantics, writing was more like a lamp: Jan 20, Shibam K.

One of the best books available for a swift but meaningful study of every new term you can find in the academic study of English literature. Aug 29, Mike Puma rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nothing can beat this book when you need help with concepts and facts. In Abrams became a professor at Cornell University. Unfortunately, as detailed as it was, this book lacked simplicity.

Then you would inevitably jump to the next “Realism”, then “Naturalism”, and “conventions”, “structuralism”, “post-structuralism” Brief, to-the-point, clear and intelligible – it is a rich book for everyone seeking to systematically understand English literature. Eccentric rated it it was amazing. The Best Books of This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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A Glossary of Literary Terms

This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Surprisingly, though, after thinking I was just going to refresh my memory on little morsels like adynaton, hypozeugma, and all the many convoluted methods of scansion, I actually ended up spending more time with it than I had intended, led on by its pf background commentary.

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Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Perhaps it deserves to be properly dusted off and to join the books on my right-hand side. This a must for anyone’s library.

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