This book offers the student or general reader a guide through the thicket of literary terms. Unlike traditional books of this type, however, it takes an expanded view of the term literary. One cause of this expansion is the new way of talking about and teaching literature that has emerged since the late 1960s under the general heading of “theory.” Theory often deals with subjects that seem at best only peripherally related to what we think of as literature, but some of its insights have provided us with new tools to understand the processes of reading, writing, interpreting, and (alas, to a relatively insignifi cant extent) enjoying literature. This book provides discussions of the majo...
The first and best single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms to modern times. Focusing on the literary content of the plays, it features articles by nearly 100 distinguished contributors, including Eric Bentley, Alfred Harbage, Jacques Guichamaud, Cedric Whitman, and Wallace Fowlie.nbsp;350 black-and-white illustrations.
A dictionary of more than one thousand literary terms and themes expands upon the traditional literary vocabulary by combining related theoretical, historical, and cultural terms with definitions and critical essays.
This text focuses on some of Picasso's more unusual works of art - a selection of miscellaneous objects created from paper, cardboard, string, wood, clay and many other materials. Alongside his painting, drawing and sculpture he was forever experimenting and seeking new ways in which to express himself, producing mundane things into cut-out sculptures, masks, toys for his children, and a host of unconventional objects such as his Head of a Bull made from the saddle and handlebars of an old bicycle.