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Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the scholar, student, and general reader. "The Encyclopedia of American Literature" represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the United States and Canada. 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. 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 enslaved and liberated, war and peace, and immigrants seeking better lives. All topical and biographical-critical entries are cross-referenced and linked to the index. Select bibliographical material is included in most articles.

Author Biography

Steven R. Serafin, General Editor, is affiliated with Hunter College of the City University of New York. Alfred Bendixen, Associate Editor, is a professor of English at California State University and is the founder of the American Literature Association.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2005
Contributors
Edited by Alfred Bendixen Edited by Steven R. Serafin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
1328
Dimensions
156x234x63
ISBN-13
9780826417770
Product ID
1675515

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