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A Dictionary Of Literary Symbols

Author : Michael Ferber
ISBN : 9781316780978
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is an expansion of the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than on 'universal' psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold) and gives thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this third edition, Michael Ferber has included some twenty completely new entries (such as birch, childbirth, grove, mill and railroad) and has added to many of the existing entries. Its rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars but also for all students of literature.

A Dictionary Of Symbols

Author : Jean Chevalier
ISBN : IND:30000100457328
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

Die B Cherdiebin

Author : Markus Zusak
ISBN : 9783894804275
Genre : Fiction
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Das Buch Der Symbole

Author : Ami Ronnberg
ISBN : 3836525720
Genre : Archetype (Psychology)
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A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author : M.H. Abrams
ISBN : 9781285974514
Genre : Education
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Dictionary Of Literary And Thematic Terms Edward Quinn 2nd Ed

Author : Fact on File
ISBN : 9780816062430
Genre : Reference
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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 major terms begotten by theory, always with the goal of relating them to literary study. Another form of expansion is refl ected in the title word thematic. This is the fi rst book of literary terms to include within it discussions of major literary themes, such as death, love, and time, and also of themes that have a particular signifi cance for our age, such as AIDS, alienation, and anti-Semitism. Still another expansion of “literature” is its extension to include fi lm, television, and other forms of popular culture, thus the appearance of terms such as macguffi n, sitcom, and rap. These updatings and innovations, however, should not obscure the fact that most of the entries in this book have been in existence for centuries, some of them— those relating to Aristotle—as old as 2,500 years. Like other living things, the literary tradition continues to evolve and expand, enriching the lives of all those lucky enough to come to know it. To that end, this book offers itself as a modest guide. The subtitle of this new edition might well be labeled, “From Academic Discourse to Zines” since these are the fi rst and last new entries in the book. However, while these two appropriately suggest the ever expanding range of what constitutes “literary” terms, they also indicate the somewhat shifting, deceptive nature of these terms. At fi rst glance, academic discourse appears to be a rusty relic of an ivory-towered past, while zines seems to embody the essence of a computergenerated future. But as the entries themselves indicate, academic discourse has recently become a hotly “contested site,” while the zines phenomenon is more than Pr e fa c e 75 years old. This is a sobering reminder, as another new entry, liberal/conservative imagination, demonstrates in the political sphere, that the old trickster time never tires of keeping us off balance. Time also offers a convenient device to categorize the thematic entries new to this edition, which include traditional, rooted-in-thepast entries such as individualism, skepticism, Odysseus/Ulysses; timely presentoriented themes such as nuclear war, terrorism and prison literature, and those subjects that slip through the chronological cracks, like alcohol, baseball, and vampirism. Among new entries that bespeak the future are those dedicated to the various ethnic American literatures, many of which are just beginning to fi nd their voices, but which, we can safely assume, will grow in importance and recognition as our country continues the great experiment of seeking renewal through immigration. My thanks to Gail Quinn for typing this manuscript under combat conditions and Deirdre Quinn for pitching in at a critical point. Thanks again to Karl Malkoff, this time for offering his slow-witted friend a crash course in Computers 101. Continued thanks to Jeff Soloway of Facts On File for his patience, encouragement, and sound advice. Thanks also to Liam and Adam Kirby, Caitlin, Kieran and Declan, Maya, and Shannon Quinn for being the grandest of grandchildren. Finally, a special debt to Barbara Gleason, whose patience, tact, and support kept the ship afl oat even after it had sprung a few leaks.

Der Mensch Und Seine Zeichen

Author : Adrian Frutiger
ISBN : 3937715630
Genre : Signs and symbols
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Wie Es Euch Gef Llt As You Like It Zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch Englisch Bilingual Edition German English

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 9788026809395
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Die K Nigin Von Atlantis

Author : Pierre Benoit
ISBN : 9783105605745
Genre : Fiction
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Im Jahre 1897 unternimmt der junge Oberleutnant André de Saint-Avit einen Erkundungsritt in das nordafrikanische Hoggar-Massiv. Ihn begleiten Jean-Marie-Françoise Morhange – ein Armee-Geograph und Gelehrter – sowie ein Beduine. Nach einigen Wochen überfällt sie in den Tifedest-Bergen ein furchtbares Unwetter, das das kleine Seitental, in dem sie lagerten, in einen reißenden Strom verwandelt. Mühsam retten sie sich in eine Höhle. Dort entdeckt Morhange eine geheimnisvolle, uralte Inschrift, die in den Schriftzeichen der Tuareg den griechischen Namen Antinea bildet. Ihn trägt die Urenkelin des Poseidon und letzte Königin von Atlantis, in deren Gewalt die Franzosen sich bald befinden werden ... ›Die Königin von Atlantis‹ ist Benoits phantastischster und auch bekanntester Roman. Er erschien 1919 und erreichte in kürzester Zeit hohe Auflagen und ungewöhnliche Beliebtheit. Er wurde mehrfach verfilmt, bereits 1920 als französischer Stummfilm, 1932 als deutsch-französisch-amerikanische Gemeinschaftsproduktion. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)


Author : Steven Olderr
ISBN : 9780786490677
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The use of symbolism is an art, not a science. Different people use symbols in a variety of ways and each symbol can have diverse meanings, even within the same culture. Not surprisingly, determining the meaning of symbols can be difficult. This valuable reference defines the general symbolism of more than 15,000 terms, from ancient to modern, as well as specialized meanings in mythology, religion, art, literature, folklore, flower language, astrology, heraldry, numerology, and cultures the world over. From “0” to “Zu,” each entry catalogs all possible connotations, listed by culture when appropriate, creating the most comprehensive symbolism dictionary available.

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