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By Edward Quinn

In transparent, non-technical language, this dictionary of greater than 1,000 literary phrases and topics takes an elevated view of the time period "literary." This publication supplies readers not just a standard literary vocabulary, but additionally the data of comparable theoretical, ancient, and cultural phrases they wish within the interdisciplinary global of up to date literary reports. New entries contain: conventional literary phrases and subject matters, akin to individualism, skepticism, and the Odysseus/Ulysses subject; literary themes that experience turn into more and more renowned in recent times, corresponding to terrorism and felony literature; and matters perennially renowned between writers, resembling alcoholism, baseball, and vampirism. good points comprise: clean definitions and examples of ordinary literary and comparable phrases equivalent to meter, antagonist, and New feedback; essays on significant topics in literature comparable to evil, energy, love, demise, time, and extra; phrases regarding multicultural and feminist literature; significant modern theoretical phrases, with transparent definitions and examples; tradition phrases from movie, tv, psychology, heritage, and different fields regarding literature; references for additional interpreting; and broad cross-references

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Remains a subject of debate among historians. The legendary figure appears to have originated in Celtic (either Irish or Welsh) folklore, spreading to England, and from there to the European continent. By the 12th century, the legend was sufficiently established for Geoffrey of Monmouth to include Arthur in his History of the Kings of Britain (1136) and to single him out as the greatest of these monarchs. Geoffrey’s account portrayed Arthur’s court in Camelot as a model of the ideal knightly society.

One celebrated example is Walter J. ” Walter Ong’s essay is reprinted in An Ong Reader, ed. Thomas Farrell and Paul Soulcup (2002). Augustan age The term refers to two periods of literary history. 1. D. 14). In this period Latin literature was in its so-called Golden Age, as represented by the poetry of Virgil, Ovid, and Horace. 2. Writers in England in the first half of the 18th century invoked a parallel with Rome to describe the literature of their period. They promoted the writings of Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Joseph Addison, and Richard Steele not only for their intrinsic merits but also as models of “correct” literature as defined by the doctrines of NEOCLASSICISM.

This position directly contradicted the prevailing view of Nietzsche’s time, but has been confirmed by later studies. 32 APPEARANCE/REALITY aporia The Greek word for complexity, used in classical philosophy to describe a debate in which the arguments on each side are equally valid. In DECONSTRUCTION the term describes the impasse, the inner contradiction that, according to deconstructionist critics, lies at the heart of any TEXT, thus rendering its meaning always indeterminate. ” is an example of an aporia.

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