A Dictionary of Literary Devices: Gradus, A-Z by Bernard Marie Dupriez

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Comprising some 4000 terms, defined and illustrated, it calls upon the resources of linguistics, poetics, semiotics, socio-criticism, rhetoric, pragmatics, combining them in ways which enable readers quickly to comprehend the codes and conventions which together make up 'literarity.' Skillfully translated into English, and adapted for an English-language audience with illustrations taken from an astonishing range of contemporary texts, literary and popular, drawn from literature, radio, television, and the theatre, "Gradus" will be a constant source of information and delight.

University of Toronto Press, 1991.
ISBN: 9780802027566. 545 pp.
Translated by Albert W Halsall.
Hardcover. Very good in a very good jacket.