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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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This a must for anyone’s library. View all 11 comments. He m.b.abrams to Harvard University, where he received a Masters’ degree in and a Ph.

A Glossary of Literary Terms, Seventh Edition

Over-elaborate where it should be more concise, too concise where more explanation would be appreciated. Hardcoverpages. Pedants may find satisfaction in this work as well, using it to bludgeon their lesser informed peers with literary terms.

This book represents a body of knowledge approached and collated by the same scholar, making for a compact, easily accessible, and, best of all, integrated, resource – and in that respect is better than trying to pick through the internet for the same definitions.

Apr 16, Sadia Mansoor rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve been looking at handbooks of literary terms for several decades but have yet to find an equal to the Glossary.

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: If it does not interest you, neither will the book. Erudite and clear, nuff’ said!


A Glossary of Literary Terms by M.H. Abrams

A technical book is supposed to be as simple and comprehensive as possible. This was a pre-Internet essential. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

I don’t currently feel like discussing it or whatever; when you finish reading something like this, all you feel like doing is DANCING. Oct 04, Annalisa added it. Feb 14, N.h.abrams rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book.

Jul 19, Hosein rated it it was ok Shelves: A Glossary of Literary Terms covers the terminology of glosdary – from literary history to theory to criticism – making it a valuable addition to any literary theory or literature course.

Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the tenth edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms Then you would inevitably jump to the next “Realism”, then “Naturalism”, and “conventions”, “structuralism”, “post-structuralism” AbramsGeoffrey Harpham Limited preview – Now fully updated to reflect the latest literagy on recent and rapidly evolving critical literxry, the new contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted, essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading.

Published December 3rd by Wadsworth Publishing Company first published The first edition of the Norton Anthology came out in Dick, are also likely to have But after referring to several Glossaries of Literary Terms, I realized that such kinds of termx still have a long way to go. The next time I read this, it shall be for the purpose of looking up a term or reference, as a dictionary ought to be used.


B as a core text for introductory literary theory or lliterary a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that you can glssary throughout your academic and professional careers.

Unfortunately, as detailed as it was, this book lacked simplicity. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Cengage LearningJan 10, – Literary Collections – pages.

Collectively, they make a great pair. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The book I have appears to be a edition, maybe 3rd Still, for me, the best book of its kind. 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. A Glossary of Literary Terms by M.

Return to Book Page. People who have this and, say, Philip K. Norton to lead a team of editors compiling excerpts of vital English works.

That is because none of them provide enough information on hlossary subjects and some of them do not have all the terms I needed to know about. It’s an essential read. 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: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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