A Writer's Companion

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Louis D. Rubin, Jr.
LSU Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Reference - 1088 pages
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For this companion, Rubin--editor, distinguished scholar, and, most recently, novelist (The Heat of the Sun, LJ 9/1/95)--excluded information found easily in the World Almanac and Roget's but ... Read full review

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Contents

Boats Ships and Other Watercraft
3
The Great Liners
27
Some Famous Trains
37
Some Notable Aircraft
51
Famous Automobiles
65
The Downtown Hotel in America
76
Homes of the Famous in the British Isles and the United States
95
Some Famous Monuments of the World
102
Occupations of Famous British Irish and American Writers
567
Epic Heroes and Heroines
576
Knights and Kings of Chivalric Legend
584
A Glossary
592
Current Slang and Informal Expressions
619
DRAMA AND THEATER
631
Famous Plays of the British Irish and American Theaters
633
Noted Actors and Actresses of the American and English Stage
645

A Guide to the Ruins
114
ro Historic Battles and Campaigns
133
A Glossary of Terms and Models
195
Treaties Agreements and Concordats
213
Presidential Candidates and WouldBe Candidates
236
Prominent Members of the U S Congress 17891990
259
The Daily Newspaper in the United States in the Twentieth
274
Great Architectural Works
287
A Glossary
299
Great Artists
317
Notable Sculptors
335
The Art Museums of the World
342
A Glossary
360
A Glossary
378
MUSIC CLASSICAL AND POPULAR
403
Some Noted Composers
405
Famous Operas
417
Some Famous Ballets
435
The Instruments of the Symphony Orchestra
445
The Forms of Classical Music
453
A Glossary
463
Famous Musicals and Operettas
473
Popular Songs and Ballads
481
The Big Bands
524
The Major Performers
529
LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
537
Some Famous Novels
539
Shakespeares Plays and Principal Characters
653
RADIO TELEVISION AND FILM
671
The Movies
673
Famous Film Stars
699
Stars of the Celluloid West
716
Popular Radio Shows
721
Popular Television Shows
736
RELIGION FOLKLORE AND LEGEND
753
Calendars and Festivals
755
Biblical Characters
773
Ancient Gods Goddesses Demigods and Other Mythical Heroes and Heroines
779
Famous Figures of Legend and Folklore
799
Native American Tribes
811
When Consumer Products Came into General Use
837
Distinguished Dogs Eminent Cats and Notable Horses
859
Where Are the Birds?
872
How the Earth Developed
895
A Glossary
903
A Glossary
917
A Glossary
931
Certain Immutable Laws Both Serious and Not So
945
A Glossary
963
GASTRONOMY
977
Pennant Contenders
995
The Pro Quarterbacks
1009
Some Reference Books That Writers Use
1029
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Louis D. Rubin, Jr., the founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill and a founding member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, taught English and creative writing for many years, mainly at Johns Hopkins University, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina. (Annie Dillard, Kaye Gibbons, John Barth, and Lee Smith are just a few of his former students.) He has written or edited some forty-five books of his own, the most recent of which are The Edge of the Swamp, Small Craft Advisory,and The Mockingbird in the Gum Tree. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and in his spare time pursues his interests in painting, boating, military history, and baseball.

Jerry Leath Mills is professor of English at the University of North Carolina. He is editor of Studies in Philology and a passionate hunter and angler.

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