A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, Fifth by J. A. Cuddon

By J. A. Cuddon

With new entries and delicate edits, this 5th variation locations J.A. Cuddon’s quintessential dictionary firmly within the twenty first Century.

  • Written in a transparent and hugely readable type
  • Comprehensive old assurance extending from precedent days to the current day
  • Broad highbrow and cultural variety
  • Expands at the past variation to include the newest  literary terminology
  • New fabric is especially concentrated in parts equivalent to gender stories and queer thought, post-colonial concept, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative thought, and cultural reports.
  • Existing entries were edited to make sure that subject matters obtain balanced remedy

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It was a genuine search for beauty and a realization that the beautiful has an independent value. At its worst it deteriorated into posturing affectation and mannerism, to vapid idealism and indeed to a kind of silliness which is not wholly dead. Nothing could be more ‘Bohemian’ than the postwar cultural revolution of the so-called ‘freaked-out’ society. ‘Pop’ is another kind of aestheticism, another kind of reaction against a corrupt and commercial world. See decadence; parnassians. affect/affect theory/affective criticism Affect theory is a recent interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of the role of affect and emotions and their 13 affectation various manifestations in human behaviour, culture and society.

De Chirico’s novel Hebdomeros comprises a series of linked dream sequences. Many other experimental efforts might be cited. In music and painting, too, we find aleatoric methods. The composer John Cage has been successful with them; Jackson Pollock tried them with many paintings. See also alternative literature; anti-novel; postmodernism. ) with seven syllables each. It derives from Alexander the Great, whose legendary deeds were celebrated in this meter in the Libro de Alejandre (c. ) poem. aleluyas (Heb hallelu, ‘praise ye’ + Jāh, ‘Jehovah’) Thus hallelujah, alleluiah.

See also aleatory writing; alternative theatre; postmodernism. alternative theatre A term loosely applied to any kind of dramatic presentation which is basically non-conformist and non-traditional and thus outside the standard repertory productions one would expect to find in the West End of London, on Broadway, in boulevard theatres or in regional theatres in cities and large towns. ), experimental and off-beat. See agitprop drama; celebratory theatre; fringe theatre; off-broadway; third theatre; total theatre.

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