HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature

HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Newly revised and updated with three hundred entries on the latest literary stars in the U.S., this reference guide to American literature features more than six thousand entries on novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics.

Blackwell North Amer

A classic reference work originally published forty years ago, The Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature is an irresistable guide to nearly everything there is to know about American literature. The thousands of entries, contributed by more than 130 scholars, include biographies of novelists, playwrights, poets and critics, summaries of books and plays, descriptions of characters, definitions of literary terms and movements, and much more. Featuring hundreds of longer essays on broad topics of interest such as Native American Prose and Poetry, Jewish American Literature, Humor in the United States, and Motion Pictures, the REAL is an authoritative and engrossing-- and often quirky -- guide to American life and the canon in all its variety and vigor.

This new edition, the first since 1991, has added 300 new writers who have come to prominence in the last decade, from Amy Tan and E. Annie Proulx to Oscar Hijuelos, Paul Auster, David Guterson, and many more. Over 1300 existing entries have been revised and updated in light of recent scholarship.



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Includes information about writers and their works, significant literary magazines and reviews, and descriptions of famous fictional people and places.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper Resource, [2002]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780060198152
006019815X
Branch Call Number: REF 810.9003 HARPE
Characteristics: 1,126 pages ; 25 cm
Notes: "Portions of this book appeared in a somewhat modified form in The reader's encyclopedia of American literature, published by T.Y. Crowell in 1962, and in Benét's reader's encyclopedia, third edition, published by Harper & Row in 1987"--Title page verso

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