A handbook to literature: Based on the original edition by by C. Hugh Holman

By C. Hugh Holman

The fourth variation of "A guide to Literature" edited through C. Hugh Holman. An vital reference paintings for all scholars of literature, specially these in English and American literature.

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Arcadian || 34 Arcadi d, d picturesque plateau region in Greece, the reputed home Arcadian: poets as an ideal land of rural of pesroRAlpoetry, was portrayed by pASroRAr peace and contentment. Arcadiaruthus suggests rural withdrawal and simple happiness and is applied to any person orplace that possesses idealized rural simplicity such as that exhibited by the shepherds in conventional pesroner or pASroRAL. Sir Philip Sidn€/, following poetry. It is synonymous with BUcoLrc See RoMANcn. Italian precedent, uses Arcadia as the title of his famous pAsroRAL ECLOGUE/ PASTORAL/ IDYLL.

337420) is said to be the first writer to apply the term to the uncanonical books now known as the Apocrypha. Apocryphal books connected with both the Old and the New Testaments circulated in great numbers in the early Middle Ages. Almost all literary types found in the Bmrnare represented by apouyphal compositions. Examples of Old Testam ent apocryphainclude: The Book of Enoch (vision), Life of Adam and Eve (r,rcnNo),The Wisdom of Solomon (wisdom book), The Testament of Abraham (rrsrar'nNn),and the Psalter of Solomon (Hvr'aNs).

See Oro ENcusHPEruoo,ErucusHLnucuecn. Anglo-Saxon Versification: A term referring to the principles of accentual-alliterative vERSr written by ANcro-Sexorl authors in England between the seventh and the twelfth centuries. See the definition of the more widely used term Oro ErucrsH VrnsmcArroN. ^$r:TL"*#rLT Young Man is the PRoTAGoMST of |ohn Osborne's pray Look Back ii Anger (t9i7i. Other examples are such NovELSas Kingsley Amis's Lucky lim (Ig54), John Braine' s Room at the Top (7957), and Alan Sillitoe's Lonelinessof the Long Distance Runner (7960).

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