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Nelson, Emmanuel S. (Emmanuel Sampath) 1954-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 185 publications in 1 language and 24,597 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Encyclopedias  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Bio-bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS153.A84, B
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Publications about Emmanuel S Nelson
Publications by Emmanuel S Nelson
Most widely held works by Emmanuel S Nelson
Contemporary African American novelists a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( file )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
Asian American novelists a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Computer File )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
African American authors, 1745-1945 bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook by Emmanuel S Nelson( file )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,864 libraries worldwide
African American autobiographers a sourcebook ( file )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
There is growing popular and scholarly interest in autobiography, along with increasing regard for the achievements of African American writers. The first reference of its kind, this volume chronicles the autobiographical tradition in African American literature. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for 66 African American authors who present autobiographical material in their works. The volume profiles major figures, such as Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, along with many lesser known autobiographers who deserve greater attention. While some are known primarily for their literary accomplishments, others have gained acclaim for their diverse contributions to society. The entries are written by expert contributors and provide authoritative information about their subjects. Each begins with a concise biography, which summarizes the life and achievements of the autobiographer. This is followed by a discussion of major autobiographical works and themes, along with an overview of the autobiographer's critical reception.; The entries close with primary and secondary bibliographies, and a selected, general bibliography concludes the volume. Together, the entries provide a detailed portrait of the African American autobiographical tradition from the 18th century to the present
African American dramatists an A-to-Z guide by Emmanuel S Nelson( file )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
"African American playwrights have received less critical attention than poets and novelists. This reference offers thorough critical assessments of more than 60 African American dramatists from the 19th century to the present." "Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the dramatist's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography."--BOOK JACKET
Asian-American poets a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook by Guiyou Huang( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
Alphabetically arranged entries on 48 Asian American poets discuss their lives and works and provide bibliographical information. Even though Asian American literature is enjoying an impressive critical popularity, attention has focused primarily on longer narrative forms such as the novel. And despite the proliferation of a large number of poets of Asian descent in the 20th century, Asian American poetry remains a neglected area of study. Poetry as an elite genre has not reached the level of popularity of the novel or short story, partly due to the difficulties of reading and interpreting poetic texts. The lack of criticism on Asian American poetry speaks to the urgent need for scholarship in this area, since perhaps more than any other genre, poetry most forcefully captures the intense feelings and emotions that Asian Americans have experienced about themselves and their world. This reference book overviews the tremendous cultural contributions of Asian American poets. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 48 American poets of Asian descent, most of whom have been active during the latter half of the 20th century.; Each entry begins with a short biography, which sometimes includes information drawn from personal interviews. The entries then discuss the poet's major works and themes, including such concerns as family, racism, sexism, identity, language, and politics. A survey of the poet's critical reception follows. In many cases the existing criticism is scant, and the entries offer new readings of neglected works. The entries conclude with bibliographies of primary and secondary texts, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography
Modern British women writers an A-to-Z guide by Vicki K Janik( file )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
The 20th century witnessed several major cultural movements, including modernism, anti-modernism, and postmodernism. These and other means of understanding and perceiving the world shaped the literature of that era and, with the rise of feminism, resulted in a particularly rich body of literature by women writers. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also
Contemporary gay American poets and playwrights an A-to-Z guide by Emmanuel S Nelson( Computer File )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Gay presence is nothing new to American verse and theater. Homoerotic themes are discernible in American poetry as early as the 19th century, and identifiably gay characters appeared on the American stage more than 70 years ago. But aside from a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contem
Handbook of twentieth-century literatures of India by Nalini Natarajan( file )
8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
India has a rich literary assemblage, produced by its different regional traditions, religious faiths, ethnic subcultures and linguistic groups. Published literature of the 20th-century is the focus of this book as it represents the provocative conjuncture of the transitions of Indian modernity
American women writers, 1900-1945 a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Computer File )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,348 libraries worldwide
Provides overviews of American women writers who wrote or published their most significant works between 1900 and 1945. Offers biographical information about the author, an analysis of the author's major works, an overview of the critical reception of the author's works, and a bibliography that lists works by the author and works that have been written about the author and her works
LGBTQ America today an encyclopedia ( file )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
A guide to the people and issues at the forefront of contemporary LGBTQ America. Includes entries on literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual issues, and numerous other topics
Writers of multicultural fiction for young adults a bio-critical sourcebook ( file )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Multicultural fiction is an essential part of the American literary landscape. This reference includes entries for 51 writers of multicultural fiction for young adults. For the purpose of this volume, multicultural literature is defined as writing in English about North American ethnic, cultural, and religious minority groups. Each entry includes a biography, a discussion of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. Authors included range from the nearly forgotten, such as Laura Adams Armer, to the newly discovered, such as Graham Salisbury, winner of the 1994 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The breadth of authors covered ensures a historical context for the issues raised by multiculturalism, and the sections on the critical reception of each author address such important issues as the authority and authenticity of the writer to comment on a different culture. Contributors are of many different ethnicities and include important scholars of children's literature, lending authenticity and authority to the volume itself
Latin American writers on gay and lesbian themes a bio-critical sourcebook by David William Foster( file )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature have been largely ignored. This reference fills this gap by providing more than a hundred alphabetically arranged entries for Latin American authors who have treated gay or lesbian material in their works. Each entry explores the significance of gay and lesbian themes in a particular author's writings and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources
The Greenwood encyclopedia of multiethnic American literature ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 875 libraries worldwide
The most ambitious work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides biographical and topical entries by more than 300 scholars and reflects the vast cultural diversity of American literature
Nineteenth-century American women writers : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Contemporary gay American novelists : a bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of contemporary LGBTQ literature of the United States ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Covers contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts
Critical essays : gay and lesbian writers of color ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
AIDS--the literary response by Emmanuel S Nelson( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
The main objective of this collection of 16 critical essays is to understand and to define the literary response to AIDS through examinations of representative texts and their contexts. The primary focus is on the creative response of gay male artists, as it is the artistic response of gay men to their individual and collective sorrow and terror, their anger and helplessnee that has resulted in the most poignant and enduring texts of the AIDS era. With notes, a bibliography, and an AIDS filmography
Bharati Mukherjee : critical perspectives by Emmanuel S Nelson( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
 
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Nelson, Emmanuel S.
Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath
Nelson, Emmanuel Sampath, 1954-
Sampath Nelson, Emmanuel
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English (131)
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