Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. It will provide students with a basic grasp of stylistics and literary analysis.
This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates examines:
* the terminology of literary form
* how literary style has evolved since the sixteenth century
* the role of stylistics in twentieth century criticism
* the discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to post-structuralism
* the relationship between literary style and its historical context
* style and gender
* examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day.
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.