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Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Fourth Edition

About the Author

Roland Greene

Roland Greene's research and teaching are concerned with the early modern literatures of England, Latin Europe, and the transatlantic world, and with poetry and poetics from the Renaissance to the present.

His most recent book is Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (Chicago, 2013). Five Words proposes an understanding of early modern culture through the changes embodied in five words or concepts over the sixteenth century: in English, blood, invention, language, resistance, and world, and their counterparts in French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Other books include ...

Princeton University Press
2012

Through three editions over more than four decades, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics has built an unrivaled reputation as the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject: history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, critical terms, and more.  Now this landmark work has been thoroughly revised and updated for the twenty-first century.  Compiled by an entirely new team of editors, the fourth edition-- the first new edition in almost twenty years-- reflects recent changes in literary and cultural studies, providing up-to-date coverage and giving greater attention to the international aspects of poetry, all while preserving the best of the previous volumes.  At well over a million words and more than 1,000 entries, the Encyclopedia has unparalleled breadth and depth.  Entries range in length from brief paragraphs to major essays of 15,000 words, offering a more thorough treatment-- including expert synthesis and indispensable bibliographies-- than conventional handbooks or dictionaries.