By Edward Quinn
In transparent, non-technical language, this dictionary of greater than 1,000 literary phrases and topics takes an multiplied view of the time period "literary." This publication offers readers not just a conventional literary vocabulary, but in addition the data of similar theoretical, historic, and cultural phrases they want within the interdisciplinary global of latest literary stories. New entries comprise: conventional literary phrases and topics, similar to individualism, skepticism, and the Odysseus/Ulysses subject; literary issues that experience turn into more and more renowned in recent times, resembling terrorism and felony literature; and matters perennially renowned between writers, reminiscent of alcoholism, baseball, and vampirism. positive factors comprise: clean definitions and examples of ordinary literary and similar phrases similar to meter, antagonist, and New feedback; essays on significant subject matters in literature resembling evil, strength, love, loss of life, time, and extra; phrases relating to multicultural and feminist literature; significant modern theoretical phrases, with transparent definitions and examples; tradition phrases from movie, tv, psychology, heritage, and different fields concerning literature; references for extra studying; and vast cross-references
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As these two examples from life and literature demonstrate, the issue touches on a fundamental question: the nature of EVIL. Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (1963) is a controversial account of the Eichmann trial; Stanley E. Hyman’s Iago: Some Approaches to the Illusion of His Motivation (1970) offers a full discussion of the character from a variety of perspectives. bard Among ancient Celtic tribes the bard played an important role as the preserver and recounter of cultural lore.
Animated films Films in which thousands of cartoon drawings, each slightly different from the next, are photographed by a special camera to give the illusion of movement. In the formative years of animation these films required 26 ANTHROPOLOGY the labor of hundreds of illustrators. Today the work is done largely with a computer. Since the 1930s, animated films have been dominated by one name, Walt Disney, the creator of cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and full length animated classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Pinocchio (1940), and Fantasia (1940) that achieved worldwide fame.
Apocope See SYNCOPE. apocrypha Works of the Old and New Testament not admitted to the CANON by the Catholic Church, or works rejected by Jews or Protestants for doubtful validity. In literature, the term is applied to works whose authorship is questionable. An example of an apocryphal play is Edward III, a history play that many scholars believe was written partly by Shakespeare. Apollonian/Dionysian Contrasting terms coined by the 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. For Nietzsche, the Apollonian (after the god Apollo) stands for order, rationality, and moral behavior, while the Dionysian (after Dionysus, the god of wine) represents the spontaneous, irrational, and amoral spirit of life.
A Dictionary of Literary And Thematic Terms by Edward Quinn