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"... provides clear and concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language."
"Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to provide us with a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events." (publisher's description)
Five-Language Visual Dictionary by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff; Jonathan Metcalf
Call Number: Reference (UW) P 361 F58 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-13
A photographic and comprehensive guide of how to express everyday occurrences in five different languages. With over 10,000 terms, 1,600 full-color photographs, and a comprehensive index, the Five-Language Visual Dictionary is a powerful tool for beginners learning the five major European languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. Ideal for students, teachers, business travelers, and tourists alike, this reference is also perfect for anyone studying English as a foreign language. Featuring a complete range of objects and scenes from everyday life, this is a great way to make learning quick, easy, and fun.
The Dictionary of Literary Biography Online provides access to biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.