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Via 3 versions over greater than 4 many years, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has equipped an unequalled popularity because the so much complete and authoritative reference for college students, students, and poets on all elements of its topic: historical past, hobbies, genres, prosody, rhetorical units, serious phrases, and extra. Now this landmark paintings has been completely revised and up to date for the twenty-first century. Compiled by way of a wholly new workforce of editors, the fourth edition--the first re-creation in virtually twenty years--reflects fresh alterations in literary and cultural reviews, offering up to date insurance and giving larger awareness to the foreign features of poetry, all whereas retaining the easiest of the former volumes

At good over one million phrases and greater than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unheard of breadth and intensity. Entries variety in size from short paragraphs to significant essays of 15,000 phrases, delivering a extra thorough treatment--including specialist synthesis and integral bibliographies--than traditional handbooks or dictionaries.

This is a ebook that no reader or author of poetry may want to be with out. completely revised and up to date by means of a brand new editorial crew for twenty-first-century scholars, students, and poets greater than 250 new entries hide contemporary phrases, pursuits, and comparable subject matters Broader overseas insurance contains articles at the poetries of greater than a hundred and ten countries, areas, and languages increased insurance of poetries of the non-Western and constructing worlds up to date bibliographies and cross-references New, easier-to-use web page layout totally listed for the 1st time

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There will be more books - even hardback books - every year. More of the new ones, and more of the old ones which obstinately decline to go away, despite being out of print. With that inexorable increase, new reading and sorting techniques will surely be required. Judges of fiction prizes are routinely asked if they 'read them all', and are as routinely misreported on the topic. It is 41 • • • How to Read a Novel • • • hard to reply, accurately, because 'read' is such a blunt term. Is studying Emma for A-level the same reading act as skimming the latest Jeffrey Archer in the airport departure lounge with the aim of finishing the thing before boarding in forty minutes?

She opens the door wearing a crumpled T-shirt, cycling 18 ••• Declarations of independence ••• shorts, slippers in the shape of comic-book gophers which hefindssilly, tasteless. He has given her no warning; she is too surprized to resist the intruder who thrusts himself upon her. When he takes her in his arms, her limbs crumple like a marionette's. Words heavy as clubs thud into the delicate whorl of her ear. ' she says, struggling. ' But nothing will stop him. He carries her to the bedroom, brushes off the absurd slippers, kisses her feet, astonished by the feeling she evokes.

He would even have found his own catalogue leader, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1380S-90S), in the Classics section. Some physical aspects of the books on display would strike him as nifty improvements on the fifteenth-century commodity: dustjackets, indexes, covers (he, of course, sold his wares from his Westminster stall in quires), coated paper, italic print, perfect binding - all worth sticking in the boot of Mr Wells's wonderful machine for the trip back. But despite all these peripheral improvements to the book as a book, Master Caxton, or his apprentices, Wynkyn de Worde and Richard Pynson, could, with their fifteenth-century technology, mock up the same product that the big W is currently pushing on its '3 for 2' tables.

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