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The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors
The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors
by Laura Miller
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Since it began in 1995, Salon.com has been showered with awards and praise. Now, its 150,000 devoted readers can devour The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors – an all-original, A-to-Z guide to 225 of the most fascinating writers of our... (read more)

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Character Parts
Character Parts
by Brian John Busby
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Ever wondered where novelists get the inspiration for their characters? Why the hero or villain of your favourite book seems oddly familiar? Who inspired Mordecai Richler to create Bernard Gursky; Margaret Atwood to create Zenia in The Robber Bride? In... (read more)

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Quick Lit Plots Themes Characters A
Quick Lit Plots Themes Characters A
by Seth Godin
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For college and high school students, a convenient, comprehensive, and affordably priced guide to the 35 most frequently assigned books.... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Set
Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English, Set
by Eugene Benson
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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the... (read more)

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The Principals of Literature: A Guide for Readers and Writers
The Principals of Literature: A Guide for Readers and Writers
by Chris Myers Shaffer
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This reference guide can serve as either a supplementary text for high school and introductory college literature courses, or as a general style manual for writers and writing instructors. The first of the book's two major sections focuses on the parts... (read more)

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Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
by Steven R Serafin
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From John Smith to Jack Kerouac, Cotton Mather to Toni Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, Francis Parkman to Alex Haley, the story of American literature is really many stories - of ancient indigenous peoples, early settlers, men and women... (read more)

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Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature
by Steven R Serafin
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The most complete and up-to-date reference work available on all of British literature 1,200 entries by more than 200 authorities 70 topical entries Complements The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (1999) which was called "A wise purchase as... (read more)

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The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature
The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature
by Michael Cox
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What were people reading about as Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? How did the events around the industrial revolution influence the literary output of British writers and thinkers? What are we reading now and how does it differ... (read more)

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Columbia Grangers Guide To Poetry Antho 2ND Edition
Columbia Grangers Guide To Poetry Antho 2ND Edition
by William Katz
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**** The first edition (1991) is cited in Walford and ARBA 1992. This greatly expanded second edition includes comprehensive evaluations of 800 anthologies--all those indexed in the seventh through tenth editions of The Columbia Granger's Index to... (read more)

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Encyclopedia of American Literature 1
Encyclopedia of American Literature 1
by Steven R Serafin
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(Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. Readers will also discover 70 topical articles covering subjects such as African... (read more)

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by Oxford
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Based on the hugely popular Fifth Edition of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, this volume offers more than 5,500 entries on individual novels and plays; songs and poems; the lives and works of authors, poets, playwrights, essayists... (read more)

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English Literature (Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys)
English Literature (Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys)
by Barrons
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Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, BarronA a¬a s EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important facts, remind you what you need... (read more)

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Reader's Guide to Literature in English
Reader's Guide to Literature in English
by Mark Hawkins Dady
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"Reader's Guides are not encyclopedias or dictionaries; they are guides to reading in particular subject. Their aim is to evaluate the secondary material in a broad area of study by means of comparative essays on hundreds of specific topics. "Reader's... (read more)

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Inter/View
Inter/View
by Mickey Pearlman
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Twenty-eight powerful and individual voices are heard as Pearlman and Henderson offer a forum for a generous cross-section of the women writing fiction in America today -- writers whose vital statistics cross the borders of race, religion, ethnic origin,... (read more)

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A Handbook to Literature
A Handbook to Literature
by C Hugh Holman
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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The present edition is updated with more than 100 new entries, incorporating current trends in women's studies, ethnic studies and film. Includes a complete listing of Nobel Prize Winners for Literature since 1901, and... (read more)

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Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters
Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters
by Chambers
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Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters provides an invaluable guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English, with over 6,500 entries from novels, plays, and poetry--from the Wife of Bath to Bertie Wooster, and Tom Sawyer to Harry... (read more)

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Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters
Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters
by Chambers
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This new edition of Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters has been revised and expanded to bring it thoroughly up to date. More than 6,500 entries provide a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English — from the Wife of Bath... (read more)

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Oxford Companion To African American Literature
Oxford Companion To African American Literature
by Oxford
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Here indeed is the pantheon of African American writers--Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and W. E. B. Du Bois, Gwendolyn Brooks and Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen, James Baldwin and Ralph Ellison, Toni... (read more)

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The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English
The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English
by Cambridge
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This guide to women's writing in English aims to consolidate and epitomize the rereading of women's writing that has gone on in the past twenty-five years. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all... (read more)

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Oxford Guide To Literature in English Translat
Oxford Guide To Literature in English Translat
by Peter France
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This book, written by a team of experts from many countries, provides a comprehensive account of the ways in which translation has brought the major literatures of the world into English-speaking culture. Part I discusses theoretical issues and gives an... (read more)

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