Cantitate/Preț
Produs

A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion: Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

De (autor) ,
Notă GoodReads:
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 13 Sep 2012

Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events. So a cunning crook is an Artful Dodger, a daydreamer is like Billy Liar, a powerful woman is a modern-day Amazon - we can suffer like Sisyphus, fail like Canute, or linger like the smile of the Cheshire Cat.This absorbing and accessible A to Z explains the meanings of allusions in modern English, from Adonis to Zorro, Tartarus to Tarzan, and Rubens to Rambo. Fascinating to browse through, the book is based on an extensive reading programme that has identified the most commonly-used allusions. Now available in paperback, this new edition includes within each entry a short summary definition for the allusion or reference, ideal for quick reference, and at least one illustration citation from a widerange of source materials in almost every entry: from Aldous Huxley to Philip Roth, Emily Brontë to The Guardian Unlimited. A useful thematic index allows searching for allusions related to a specific topic, e.g. under Intelligence find Aristotle, Einstein, and Spock, and under Hair find Medusa,Samson, and Shirley Temple.The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion is both a useful and user-friendly reference work for students of English Literature and Language, as well as for non-native English speakers for aid with unusual references, and an absorbing volume for all lovers of literature and culture in general.

Citește tot Restrânge

Preț: 6155 lei

Preț vechi: 7992 lei
-17%

Puncte Express: 92

Preț estimativ în valută:
1190 1443$ 1023£

Carte indisponibilă temporar

Doresc să fiu notificat când acest titlu va fi disponibil:

Preluare comenzi: 021 569.72.76

Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780199567461
ISBN-10: 0199567468
Pagini: 406
Dimensiuni: 127 x 196 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Ediția: Revised, Update
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom

Recenzii

Informative, useful and highly entertaining.
Review from previous editions Wonderfully conceived and extraordinarily useful
...an attractive addition to a writer's shelf of reference works
A brilliantly organized handbook of names, places and phrases ... A highly readable text
This is an easy to use book.
Informative, useful and highly entertaining.

Notă biografică

Andrew's recent publications include Talking Balls: A Guide to the Language of Sport (2006), the Oxford Primary Dictionary (2007), and From Bonbon to Cha-Cha: Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2008)