Dictionary of World Literature

Author: Joseph Twadell Shipley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015008978150

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 453

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This book gives you the background of literature and the theatre. It defines, clearly and crisply, the terms used in the literary arts and in their criticism. It outlines the history of criticism in the various lands. It explains the various literary schools, varieties of play, methods of theatre production; types of poetry, fiction, history, biography the puppet show; the dance. Providing A Rich Compendium Of All You Need To Know When You Approach A Novel Or A Poem Or A Play. This is an amazingly thorough reference work which must prove of enormous value to the theatre worker, professional or scholar everywhere; for the librarian, teacher, and critic, an essential tool. George Freedley, President, Theatre Library Association. To the delight and relief of librarians and students a gap in the reference collection has been bridged successfully, at last William A. Fitzgerald, Past President, Catholic Library Association.
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Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs

These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume.

Author: Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313263965

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 1507

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This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. "Reference Books Bulletin" The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.
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Merriam Webster s Encyclopedia of Literature

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 0877790426

Category: Reference

Page: 1236

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Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.
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Against World Literature

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the ...

Author: Emily Apter

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784780029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to substitution. In the place of “World Literature”—a dominant paradigm in the humanities, one grounded in market-driven notions of readability and universal appeal—Apter proposes a plurality of “world literatures” oriented around philosophical concepts and geopolitical pressure points. The history and theory of the language that constructs World Literature is critically examined with a special focus on Weltliteratur, literary world systems, narrative ecosystems, language borders and checkpoints, theologies of translation, and planetary devolution in a book set to revolutionize the discipline of comparative literature.
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A Reference Guide for English Studies

P712 Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association , Belgrade , 1967. Amsterdam : Swets and Zeitlinger ... Dictionary of World Literary Terms : Criticism , Forms , Techniques . Rev. ed .

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520051610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

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Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature

Indeed, it encompasses a full range of ideological and aesthetic concerns. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China.

Author: Li-hua Ying

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130063

Category: Authors, Chinese

Page: 792

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Modern Chinese literature has been flourishing for over a century, with varying degrees of intensity and energy at different junctures of history and points of locale. An integral part of world literature from the moment it was born, it has been in constant dialogue with its counterparts from the rest of the world. As it has been challenged and enriched by external influences, it has contributed to the wealth of literary culture of the entire world. In terms of themes and styles, modern Chinese literature is rich and varied; from the revolutionary to the pastoral, from romanticism to feminism, from modernism to post-modernism, critical realism, psychological realism, socialist realism, and magical realism. Indeed, it encompasses a full range of ideological and aesthetic concerns. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.
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Dictionary of Early Christian Literature

The long-awaited successor to Berthold Altaner's Patrologie handbook, the Dictionary of Early Christian Literature presents the life and work of Chrisitan authors up to the eighth century and an assessment of their lasting influence on the ...

Author: Siegmar Doepp

Publisher:

ISBN: 082452800X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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The long-awaited successor to Berthold Altaner's Patrologie handbook, the Dictionary of Early Christian Literature presents the life and work of Chrisitan authors up to the eighth century and an assessment of their lasting influence on the Christian tradition. The Dictionary offers complete and precise information as well as an updated bibliography in an easy-to-use alphabetical arrangement. Articles on authors provide a brief description of their lives, a presentation of their works, and an assessment of their invluence on the Christian tradition. Other articles deal with types of works and their particular characteristics. Despite the wealth of articles, movements and developments within the centuries can be easily grasped, providing valuable insight into the formation of the Christian tradition as we understand it today.
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The Dictionary of Imaginary Places

Describes and visualizes over 1,200 magical lands found in literature and film, discussing such exotic realms as Atlantis, Tolkien's Middle Earth, and Oz.

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0156008726

Category: Fiction

Page: 755

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Describes and visualizes over 1,200 magical lands found in literature and film, discussing such exotic realms as Atlantis, Tolkien's Middle Earth, and Oz.
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Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs

These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume.

Author: Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015015339099

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 1507

View: 343

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This index is a veritable who's who of the greats of Western literature. . . . The Board recommends it for every collection whose users conduct analytical studies of literature. Reference Books Bulletin The powerful hold that literature exercises is based primarily on recognition--the reader's ability to identify with others through shared human concerns that transcend ttace, time, and cultural boundaries. These universal themes, and how they have been treated in literature from the classical period to the present, are the subject of the critical essays comprising this volume. A fascinating resource for students and general readers and an essential research tool for scholars in literature, it is the first thematic reference on this scale to be published in English. The dictionary consists of 143 essays contributed by 98 specialists in world literature. Topics covered include themes relating to adventure, family life, the supernatural, eroticism, status, humor, idealism, terror, and many other categories of human experience. Each entry begins with a defintion and a sketch on the origin and historical background of the literary theme. The topical essay discusses the significance and occurrence of the theme in world literature and supplies information on geographical area, genre, style, and chronology. Entries conclude with a selected bibliography of scholarship in the area. A cross-index to themes and motifs will enable the reader to find information on secondary or related topics. Convenient to use and presented in a standardized format, this major new reference will be an important acquisition for libraries with collections in English, American, and world literature.
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Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and ...

Author: Emer O'Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres.
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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

Compiled in one volume by C. D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world’s pre-eminent expert on inexpert writers, the book culls its information from lost or otherwise ignored archives ...

Author: C. D. Rose

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 9781612193793

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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A darkly comic, satirical reference book about writers who never made it into the literary canon A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history’s most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world’s leading authority on the subject. Compiled in one volume by C. D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world’s pre-eminent expert on inexpert writers, the book culls its information from lost or otherwise ignored archives scattered around the globe, as well as the occasional dustbin. The dictionary amounts to a monumental accomplishment: the definitive appreciation of history’s least accomplished writers. Thus immortalized beyond deserving and rescued from hard-earned obscurity, the authors presented in this historic volume comprise a who’s who of the talentless and deluded, their stories timeless litanies of abject psychosis, misapplication, and delinquency. It is, in short, a treasure.
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What Is World Literature

Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.
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Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature

This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.

Author: Jonathan Stone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810871823

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.
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