This volume engagingly and succinctly presents more than 700 traditional and contemporary critical and literary terms. Extensively cross-referenced, the alphabetically arranged entries are defined with unusual brevity and illustrated with hundreds of examples drawn from both canonical literature and contemporary popular culture. The glossary is expressly designed to meet the needs of students studying literature and criticism as it is taught today.
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The Bedford Glossary includes lengthy (and easy-to-follow) discussions of ideas including such biggies as cultural studies, deconstruction, feminist criticism, gender criticism, irony, Marxist criticism, the new historicism, poststructuralism, psychological criticism and psychoanalytic criticism, and reader-response criticism. More obscure terms--anagnorisis, epithalamium, Menippean satire, kenning--receive shorter but equally careful treatment. This is a clear and comprehensive reference for academics, intellectuals, and anyone else who wants to hold forth intelligently on subjects literary and critical. --Jane Steinberg
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