Encyclopedia of American literature

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Steven Serafin, Alfred Bendixen
Continuum, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 1305 pages
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(Composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature. Readers will also discover 70 topical articles covering subjects such as African American literature, feminism, modernism, the South and more.

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Encyclopedia of American literature / Steven R. Serafin, general editor; Alfred Bendixen, associate editor

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Gr 9 Up-From Edward Abbey to Louis Zukofsky, this wonderfully browsable volume will be a grand addition to any collection. It includes more than 1100 signed entries covering the Colonial period to the ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Steven Serafin, a leading authority on the arts, is the editor of "Continuum Encyclopedias of American and British Literature" and "Encyclopedia of World Literature in the Twentieth Century". He lives in New York City.

Alfred Bendixen is Professor of English at Texas A& M University. He is the founder of the American Literature Association, which he currently serves as Executive Director. His books include HAUNTED WOMEN (Continuum International, 1985), an edition of the composite novel, THE WHOLE FAMILY (Olympic Marketing Group, 1986), "THE AMBER GODS" AND OTHER STORIES BY HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD, (Rutgers UP, 1989), and EDITH WHARTON: NEW CRITICAL ESSAYS (Garland, 1992). He is the associate editor of the CONTINUUM ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE (Continuum International, 1999) and the co-editor of the CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING (Cambridge UP, scheduled for publication in 2008).

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