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Lausberg, Heinrich. 1998. Handbook of Literary Rhetoric: A Foundation for Literary Study. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. xxix, 921 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Lausberg's "Handbook of Literary Rhetoric, here made available for the first time in English, received high critical acclaim on its first publication in 1963. It is a monumental work of extraordinary erudition, organisation and comprehensiveness, and enjoys unrivalled authority in its formal description of rhetorical techniques. The present edition is a translation of the second edition of 1973, which was reprinted in 1990. The "Handbook has for many years been a standard reference work for all engaged in the study of literature and rhetoric. This translation will ensure its accessibility to a new generation of students of rhetoric. (Publisher Book Description)