By M.H., Harpham, Geoffrey Abrams

ISBN-10: 1413033903

ISBN-13: 9781413033908

First released fifty years in the past, A thesaurus OF LITERARY phrases continues to be a vital textual content for all critical scholars of literature. Now totally up to date to mirror the most recent scholarship on contemporary and quickly evolving severe theories, the 9th variation includes a entire thesaurus of crucial literary phrases offered as a chain of attractive essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend comparable entries and extra analyzing. This necessary, authoritative, and hugely cheap reference covers phrases invaluable in discussing literature and literary historical past, thought, and feedback. excellent as a middle textual content for introductory literary conception or as a complement to any literature direction, this vintage paintings is a useful reference that scholars can proceed to take advantage of all through their educational careers.

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In 1765 Thomas Percy published his Reliques of Ancient English Poetry which, although most of the contents had been revised in the style of Percy’s era, did much to inaugurate widespread interest in folk literature. The basic modern collection is Francis J. Child’s English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1882–98), which includes 305 ballads, many of them in variant versions. Bertrand H. , 1959–72). Popular ballads are still being sung—and collected, now with the help of a tape recorder—in the British Isles and remote rural areas of America.

2. The shift, in the course of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from a primarily manuscript culture to a primarily print culture. ) The invention of printing greatly expedited the manufacture and dissemination of printed texts, and so multiplied the number of producers of literary works, and made financially important the specification of the identity and ability of an individual writer, in order to invite support for that individual by the contemporary system of aristocratic and noble patronage.

And again I hear These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs With a soft inland murmur. See meter, and refer to Moody Prior’s critical study of blank verse in The Language of Tragedy (1964). For references to blank verse in other entries, see pages 84, 129. Bloomsbury Group: Bloomsbury Group is the name applied to an informal association of writers, artists, and intellectuals, many of whom lived in Bloomsbury, a residential district in central London. This group of friends began to meet around 1905 for conversations about the arts and issues in philosophy.

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