By Edward Quinn
In transparent, non-technical language, this dictionary of greater than 1,000 literary phrases and issues takes an increased view of the time period "literary." This e-book supplies readers not just a conventional literary vocabulary, but additionally the data of comparable theoretical, historic, and cultural phrases they wish within the interdisciplinary global of up to date literary reviews. New entries contain: conventional literary phrases and topics, comparable to individualism, skepticism, and the Odysseus/Ulysses topic; literary themes that experience develop into more and more well known in recent times, akin to terrorism and legal literature; and topics perennially well known between writers, comparable to alcoholism, baseball, and vampirism. good points contain: clean definitions and examples of ordinary literary and comparable phrases reminiscent of meter, antagonist, and New feedback; essays on significant topics in literature similar to evil, strength, love, loss of life, time, and extra; phrases on the topic of multicultural and feminist literature; significant modern theoretical phrases, with transparent definitions and examples; tradition phrases from movie, tv, psychology, historical past, and different fields with regards to literature; references for extra examining; and huge cross-references
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On the surface the scene’s comic tone seems inappropriate at such a solemn moment, but, as analyzed by Thomas De Quincey in his famous essay “On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth” (1823), the scene manages to intensify the tragic tone by suggesting that the murder has transformed Macbeth’s castle into hell, while at the same time suggesting a kind of redemption with the entrance of Macduff. ” The anti-hero may be cowardly, 28 ANTI-SEMITISM weak, inept, or simply unlucky. Here is the description of the anti-hero of E.
In nonrealist drama, particularly light comedy, it can help to draw the audience into the action and heighten its sense of participation. “as if” fictions A philosophical principle affirming the usefulness of acting on the basis of an assertion known to be untrue. This idea, associated with the German philosopher Hans Vaihinger, operates on the assumption of the irrationality of life and the conclusion that human thought is not capable of comprehending reality. Given the inherent limitations of the human intellect, Vaihinger endorses the validity of ideas he calls fictions.
Margaret Reid’s The Arthurian Legend (1970) is a chronological account of the various versions of the legend since 1485. artist/hero The portrait-of-the-artist novel is a species of literature that has been popular since the late 18th century. A major theme of such fiction is the idea of the artist as a split self, one who is both a human being and, in the words of the psychologist Carl Jung, “one who allows art to idealize its purpose through him . . ” The artist/hero theme is rooted in, and a central conception of, ROMANTICISM.