A Poetics Handbook: Verbal Art in the European Tradition
Most books in English on poetics deal with abstract and theoretical issues, with a few , mostly English, examples, whereas this book focuses on the formal, aiming to provide a concise, systematic overview of the linguistic context of European poetics. It is richly documented with concrete examples, particularly from Hungarian and other languages and traditions of Europe.
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