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By M. H. Abrams, Geoffrey Galt Harpham

ISBN-10: 0495898023

ISBN-13: 9780495898023

Publish yr note: First released in 2005

First released fifty years in the past, A word list of Literary Terms continues to be a vital textual content for all severe scholars of literature. Now totally up to date to mirror the newest scholarship on contemporary and speedily evolving severe theories, the tenth edition includes a whole thesaurus of crucial literary phrases offered as a chain of enticing essays that discover the phrases, position them in context, and recommend similar entries and extra analyzing.

This crucial, authoritative, and hugely reasonable reference covers phrases invaluable in discussing literature and literary historical past, thought, and feedback. ideal as a center textual content for introductory literary thought 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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A Bloomsbury Group Reader (1993). Bombast: Bombast denotes a wordy and inflated diction that is patently disproportionate to the matter that it signifies. The magniloquence of even so fine a poet as Christopher Marlowe is at times inappropriate to its sense, as when Faustus declares (Dr. Faustus, 1604; III. i. ” Bombast is a frequent component in the heroic drama of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The pompous language of that drama is parodied in Henry Fielding’s Tom Thumb the Great (1731), as in the noted opening of Act II.

4. The proliferation of middle-class readers in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the attendant explosion in the number of literary titles printed, and in the number of writers required to supply this market. Both Foucault and Barthes, in the essays cited above, emphasized that the modern concept of an author as an individual who is the intellectual owner of his or her literary product was the result of the ideology engendered by the emerging capitalist economy in this era. Other scholars have stressed the importance of the shift during the eighteenth century, first in England and then in other European countries, from a reliance by writers on literary patrons to that of support by payments from publishers and booksellers.

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