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The Continuum encyclopedia of American literature

Author: Steven Serafin; Alfred Bendixen
Publisher: New York ; London : Continuum, 2005.
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A comprehensive literary survey for the scholar, student, and general reader, representing a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from the United States and Canada. Composed of more than  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Serafin; Alfred Bendixen
ISBN: 0826417779 9780826417770
OCLC Number: 61478088
Notes: Originally published: as Encyclopedia of American literature. 1999.
Description: 1328 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: There are 70 topical articles in the volume, among them: African American Literature; Canada; Children's Literature; The Detective Story; Drama; The Essay; Expatriates; Feminism; Film and Literature; Lesbian Literature, Literary Criticism (before and since 1914); Literary Journalism; Literary Prizes and Awards; Modernism; Politics and Literature; Religion and Literature; Science Fiction; The Short Story; The South; The Supernatural; Transcendentalism; Utopia; and Young Adult Literature. References to authors of merit who do not receive individual articles are incorporated into the text of the most relevant topical essay.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of American literature
Responsibility: Steven R. Serafin, general editor ; Alfred Bendixen, associate editor.

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"Particularly thorough in its coverage of contemporary authors.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'A wise purchase as an update and complement to the Oxford Companion.' LIBRARY JOURNAL"

 
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