♥ Book Title : The Chronology of American Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ranging from the colonial era to the present day, this authoritative reference encompasses the full range of American literary developments as it spotlights major and popular works of fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poetry; biographical profiles of authors; literary journals; and other trends, themes, award winners, and more."Article| Daniel S. Burt| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes
☯ Full Synopsis : "The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors from colonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works. This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sea literature. The alphabetical arrangement of the volume facilitates access to facts about major literary works, authors, characters, themes, vessels, places, and ideas central to American literature of the sea and Great Lakes. While the book includes entries for canonical white male authors such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also gives considerable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverse writers, works, and themes. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and many provide brief bibliographies. In addition, the volume closes with a chronology and a list of works for further reading."Article| Jill B. Gidmark| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Faulkner Chronology
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers a detailed outline of William Faulkner's life, including film assignments, publication of his works, and important correspondence"Article| Michel Gresset| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Reference guide to American literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now in its 3rd edition, the Reference Guide to American Literature focuses on the rich diversity of individuals that comprise an important group of American novelists, poets, dramatists and essayists. Entries include expanded multi-ethnic representation and profile more African Americans, and for the first time, Asian, Hispanic and Native American writers and works, as well as writers who concentrate on women's and gay and lesbian issues."Article| Jim Kamp| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Literature 100
☯ Full Synopsis : "Here is the revised and expanded edition of Daniel S. Burt's fascinating assessment of the 100 most influential novelists, playwrights, and poets of all times and cultures now with 25 additional entries and some reassessments as well as 25 new black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From Doris Lessing and Gabriel Garc a M rquez to Homer and Marcel Proust, the entries provide a compelling, accessible introduction to significant writers of world literature. All of the writers selected have helped to redefine literature, establishing a standard with which succeeding generations of writers and readers have had to contend. The ranking attempts to discern, from the broadest possible perspective, what makes a literary artist great and how that greatness can be measured and compared. Each profile distills the essence of the writer's career and character to help prompt consideration of literary merit and relationships by the reader."Article| Daniel S. Burt| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "Presents a historical overview of African American literature along with selections of fiction, poetry, drama, speeches, and songs."Article| Rochelle Smith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 8, Poetry and Criticism, 1940-1995
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature"Article| Cyrus R. K. Patell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Asian American Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred years of Asian American literary production in prose, poetry, drama and criticism. The main body of the book comprises five periodized chapters that highlight important events in a nation-state that has historically rendered Asian Americans invisible. Of particular importance to the writers selected for case studies are questions of racial identity, cultural history and literary value with respect to dominant American ideologies."Article| Bella Adams| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990
☯ Full Synopsis : "Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature"Article| Sacvan Bercovitch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Journey Through American Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "A spirited and lively introduction to American literature, this book acquaints readers with the key authors, works, and events in the nation's rich and ecclectic literary tradition."Article| Kevin J. Hayes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Reference Guide for English Studies
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♥ Book Title : The Biography Book
☯ Full Synopsis : "From Marilyn to Mussolini, people captivate people. A&E's "Biography, " best-selling autobiographies, and biographical novels testify to the popularity of the genre. But where does one begin? Collected here are descriptions and evaluations of over 10,000 biographical works, including books of fact and fiction, biographies for young readers, and documentaries and movies, all based on the lives of over 500 historical figures from scientists and writers, to political and military leaders, to artists and musicians. Each entry includes a brief profile, autobiographical and primary sources, and recommended works. Short reviews describe the pertinent biographical works and offer insight into the qualities and special features of each title, helping readers to find the best biographical material available on hundreds of fascinating individuals."Article| Daniel S. Burt| Statement ..."