A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (2nd Edition) by Michael Ferber
By Michael Ferber
This is often the 1st dictionary of symbols to be in response to literature, instead of 'universal' mental archetypes or myths. It explains and illustrates the literary symbols that all of us usually come across (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), and offers 1000s of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, yet its entries variety commonly from the Bible and classical authors to the 20th century, taking in American and eu literatures. For this re-creation, Michael Ferber has integrated over twenty thoroughly new entries (including endure, holly, sunflower and tower), and has extra to a few of the present entries. Enlarged and enriched from the 1st variation, its knowledgeable type and wealthy references make this publication a necessary instrument not just for literary and classical students, yet for all scholars of literature.
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