The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature

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Steven Serafin, Alfred Bendixen
Continuum, 1999 - American literature - 1305 pages
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This comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for scholars, students, and general readers. It involves 300 contributors, is composed of more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, and 70 special topical articles: wherever possible, reference to authors of merit who do not receive individual articles are incorporated into the text of the most relevant topical essay. This resource serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature.

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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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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, and founder and executive director of the American Literature Association. Much of his scholarship focuses on the recovery of unjustly neglected literary texts and the exploration of neglected genres. He is the author of numerous books on American poetry and literature, including recent titles such as A Companion to the American Novel (2012); A Companion to the American Short Story (2010); and The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing (2009), co-edited with Judith Hamera.

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