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Resources on Contemporary Literature and Film of the Arab World: Literary Dictionaries

A guide to doing research on the literature and film of the contemporary Arab world

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Dictionaries of Literary Terms


The following dictionaries provide definitions of terms that are used in the study of literature.  Their explanations of literary techniques and the conventions of specific literary genres can help greatly in understanding how authors use and adapt them in their writings.

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