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The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

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Publisher Comments:

Substantially enlarged and updated for this new edition, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English is the definitive guide to the vast and extraordinarily rich heritage of literature written in English. It covers all the major novelists, poets and dramatists - from Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens to Conrad and to contemporary writers from all over the English-speaking world - Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Les Murray, Wole Soyinka, and Janet Frame. More than 100 specialist contributors provide detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works. Substantial coverage is also given to such literary genres as popular fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and children’s classics. All literary concepts and movements are described in detail. •Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout •Includes all literature in English - British, Irish, American, Australian, African, Canadian, New Zealand, Indian and Caribbean •Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings

Synopsis:

This survey of literature in English covers all the major writers, worldwide, right up to the present day.

Synopsis:

This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of literature in English ever published. No other literary guide covers the major writers in English, worldwide, right up to the present day. The Cambridge Guide provides detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works, but also on the critics, philosophers, historians and biographers who need to be consulted in a literary context. Literary concepts such as structuralism, tragedy, and irony are described, and full explanations are provided for movements from neo-classicism and Romanticism to modernism and post-modernism. •Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout •Over 100 specialist contributors •Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of literature in English ever published. It covers all the major writers, worldwide, right up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521440868
Editor:
Ousby, Ian
Foreword:
Lessing, Doris May
Foreword:
Lessing, Doris May
Editor:
Ousby, Ian
Author:
Lessing, Doris
Author:
Ousby, Ian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Bio-bibliography
Subject:
Dictionaries, indexes, etc.
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Authors, American -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
American literature -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
English literature -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Commonwealth literature (English) -- Bio-bibliography.
Subject:
Commonwealth literature (English) -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Authors, Commonwealth -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Commonwealth literature
Subject:
Authors, Commonwealth
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19931014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
115 half-tones
Pages:
1067
Dimensions:
10.14x7.06x2.57 in. 4.46 lbs.

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Product details 1067 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521440868 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This survey of literature in English covers all the major writers, worldwide, right up to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of literature in English ever published. No other literary guide covers the major writers in English, worldwide, right up to the present day. The Cambridge Guide provides detailed biographical and critical articles not only on writers and their works, but also on the critics, philosophers, historians and biographers who need to be consulted in a literary context. Literary concepts such as structuralism, tragedy, and irony are described, and full explanations are provided for movements from neo-classicism and Romanticism to modernism and post-modernism. •Over 4,500 alphabetical entries, cross-referenced throughout •Over 100 specialist contributors •Illustrated throughout with over 115 photographs and line drawings
"Synopsis" by , The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of literature in English ever published. It covers all the major writers, worldwide, right up to the present day.
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