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A dictionary of literary symbols

Author: Michael Ferber
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than "universal" psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Michael Ferber has assembled nearly two hundred main entries clearly explaining and illustrating the literary symbols that we all encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), along with hundreds of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferber, Michael.
Dictionary of literary symbols.
Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607424921
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ferber
ISBN: 0521591287 9780521591287 0521000025 9780521000024
OCLC Number: 40543698
Description: x, 263 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Dictionary; Authors cited; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Michael Ferber.
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Essential reference tool for scholars and students, explaining and illustrating common literary symbols.  Read more...

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'Rich in detail ... students, in particular, and other serious readers of poetry, should find the work very useful.' Frank Kermode 'One's admiration for Michael Ferber's alert and ubiquitous eye Read more...

 
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