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The New York Public Library literature companion

Author: Anne Skillion; New York Public Library.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This one volume companion to literature is organized both for ease of use and to enhance the reader's opportunities for browsing, discovery, and pleasure. This book is divided into three major parts --Creators, Works of Literature, and Literary Facts and Resources -- each with a number of section and special features.
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Genre/Form: Bio-bibliography
Dictionaries
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Skillion; New York Public Library.
ISBN: 0684868903 9780684868905
OCLC Number: 46937670
Description: xii, 772 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Creators. 1. Authors. 2. Other Influential Figures: Biographers, Critics, Editors, Publishers, Thinkers, Translators. 3. Authors' Awards. 4. Sources in Literary Biography --
II. Works of Literature. 1. Works of Literature: Novels, Plays, Poems, Stories, Essays. 2. Book Awards. 3. Influential Literary Periodicals. 4. Variations: Adaptations Into Other Media. 5. Recommended Reading: Great Books Lists. 6. Landmarks in Literary Censorship. 7. General Literary Sources --
III. Literary Facts and Resources. 1. Characters. 2. Dictionary of Literature: Terms, Styles, Movements, Genres. 3. Chronology of World Literature: From the Invention of Writing to the Year 2000. 4. Websites for Literature. 5. Libraries with Significant Literary Holdings. 6. Literary Factbooks and Handbooks
Responsibility: [by the staff of the New York Public Library] ; edited by Anne Skillion.
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The first one-volume reference book to organize and discuss literature by topic rather than alphabetical order, this groundbreaking work provides unlimited information in a rewarding, reader-friendly  Read more...

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Cynthia Ozick author of "Quarrel & Quandary: Essays" This is an impressive reference work of lasting significance.

 
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