Dictionary of World Literature: Criticism, Forms, Technique

Dictionary of World Literature: Criticism, Forms, Technique

Dictionary of World Literature: Criticism, Forms, Technique

Dictionary of World Literature: Criticism, Forms, Technique

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The Dictionary of World Literature: Criticism--Forms--Technique presents a consideration of critics and criticism, of literary schools, movements, forms, and tech- niques--including drama and the theatre*-in eastern and western lands from the earliest times; of literary and critical terms and ideas; with other material that may provide background of under- standing to all who, as creator, critic, or receptor, approach a literary or theatrical work.

All the material hereincluded has been written especially for this volume. Every item is the product of planning, consultation, and consideration both before and after writing. As far as possible, especially in the longer articles, the style of every contributor has been respected. With some of the factual items principally (as in the classical field) the editor has had to use a freer hand, where a topic was covered for various periods by different scholars, or presented in detail beyond the proportioned capacity of this volume. The several problems of cuts and interlinkings have been met with m the work as a whole in mind, in the effort to combine accuracy and adequacy of presentation with due proportion and scope. Bibliographies indicate further avenues of inquiry.

The listing of the contributors' names is no measure of their service. (In one or two discussions of current topics, the editor has inserted reference to the authors, who had modestly withheld such mention.) Many have been helpful, beyond any indication of their initials, in the organization of the material as well as in its final shaping. Suggestions have come most generously from Fernand Baldensperger; G. A. Borgese; A. K. Coomaraswamy; Marian Harman; Urban T. Holmes, Jr.; William S. Knickerbocker; Manuel Komroff; J. Craig La Drière; Eliseo Vivas. Allardyce Nicoll has been richly responsive with material concerning the theatre. In addition to contributing therein, William A. Oldfather has supervised the wide range of the classics. Walter A. Reichart has organized and edited the Germanic field. Clarence A. Manning has similarly covered the Russian and East European; Adolph B. Benson . . .

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