RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 38272954 LA English T1 Encyclopedia of the essay A1 Chevalier, Tracy., PB Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers PP London; Chicago YR 1997 SN 1884964303 9781884964305 AB "This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.