A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (Second Edition)

By: Michael Ferber

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This is the first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than ‘universal’ psychological archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that we all frequently encounter (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and gives hundreds of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures. For this new edition, Michael Ferber has included over twenty completely new entries (including bear, holly, sunflower and tower), and has added to many of the existing entries. Enlarged and enriched from the first edition, its informed style and rich references make this book an essential tool not only for literary and classical scholars, but for all students of literature. • A helpful and unique dictionary explaining and illustrating traditional symbols used in literature • Enlarged by about 15% from the first edition, with many new entries including BEAR, DAISY, HOLLY, SUNFLOWER and TOWER • Essential for all students and scholars of literature Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Dictionary; Authors cited; Bibliography. Printed Pages: 272.

Title: A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (Second Edition)

Author Name: Michael Ferber

Categories: Dictionaries,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 97801521690546

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 175 x 245 Mm

Seller ID: 020788

Keywords: Literary Symbols Dictionary