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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
408,394 words
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by William L. Andrews and Frances Smith Foster in 2011. This abridged and updated edition of the acclaimed Oxford ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable is dedicated to the history, culture, and mythology of the Emerald Isle. With a stunningly eclectic array of more than 6,000 ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable   Reference library

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
From the Bloomsbury Group to the Camberwell Carrot and Samuel Johnson to Boris Johnson, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable shines a welcome light into the enticingly shadowy ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)   Reference library

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Current Version:
2011
With thousands of contemporary words and phrases and a wide selection of entries on the cultural preoccupations of our times, Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable is an invaluable ... More
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference, History of English, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
1.34 million words
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10
Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and ... More
The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Literature
Length:
339,648 words
For nearly half a century, James D. Hart’s Oxford Companion to American Literature has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, both past and present. This ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
207,076 words
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This is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, ... More
A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices

A Dictionary of Arabic Literary Terms and Devices   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies
Length:
31,725 words
Over 300 entries This new dictionary provides clear definitions of the most important literary terms and devices in classical and modern Arabic literature. It covers technical ... More
A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

A Dictionary of Chinese Literature   Quick reference

Over 240 entries From the Shi jing (Classic of Songs) of the eleventh century bc, to the to the wanglu wenxue (Internet literature) of the twenty-first century, this ... More
A Dictionary of Critical Theory

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Literature, Literary theory and cultural studies, Social sciences
Length:
227,661 words
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Over 750 entries The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available, covering the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender ... More

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