Friday, November 23, 2007

Ultimate guide to understanding literature!

Title: A Glossary of Literary Terms (Sixth edition)
Author: M.H. Abrams
Harcourt Brace, 1993

This dictionary was on my reading list at some point during my time in Lund studying English, and I still hold it dear. It has been invaluable to me upon several occasions in the past years and will be in years to come I have no doubt.

This user-friendly dictionary gives comprehensive yet fathomable explanations to most literary intricacies that people who are interested in literature as more than a casual past-time will come across, such as "sream of consciousness", "transcendentalism in America", "new criticism" and "epic similes" to name a very few. It is the ulitmate companion for those of us would like to understand the art of writing or be able to explain it to others.

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