Professional Glossaries - 2nd request

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Thu Nov 11 02:08:20 UTC 1999

Bethany writes:

>>Do you have pub info?<<

Corrected full information:
M.H. Abrams. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 7th edition. Harcourt Brace, 1998.
ISBN: 015505452X

>>(So a glossary CAN be a work of art? So far my criteria for excellence
have been completeness, accuracy, and relevance.)<<

It's complete, though not exhaustive; accurate not only in connotation but in
denotation; relevant to classical and contemporary literary scholarship and
criticism. Primarily concerned with English-language literature. Abrams is a
great literary historian and critic himself, and is of course the chief
editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. Many of his entries
are, I think, works of art as well as science. - Allan Metcalf

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