Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century is widely acclaimed for its in-depth information on the major aspects of literature in the 20th century. Now published by St. James Press, this first new edition in 10 years brings you 3,000 entries -- 250 of them entirely new -- spanning biography, criticism and thoughtful discussion of literary topics.
The Encyclopedia contains:
Arranged in a single alphabetical sequence across 4 volumes, the Encyclopedia's essays are written by experts, reviewed by an independent advisory panel and edited for accessibility to high school and undergraduate students. Author entries include a brief outline of important events in the author's life, a critical essay, a bibliography and a list of further reading. Some entries include excerpted criticism from respected sources. Many include a photograph of the author. Additional features include a table of contents; guest forward; list of expert advisory panel; list of expert contributors; and an index to authors, countries, subjects, proper names and more.
Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century is especially valuable for its panoramic view of world literature, including excellent coverage of Third World literature not found in other sources. Through its previous editions and supplements, it has served as a classic international reference source for several decades.
"One of the chief virtues of this invaluable reference work is its international scope. As a starting point for the investigation of a particular author or national literature -- especially those less well known to the English-speaking world -- this authoritative, clearly written encyclopedia can hardly be surpassed."
-- CHOICE (July/August 1999)
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