Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The nineteenth century

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 536 pages
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Provides essays on the careers, works and backgrounds of the 150 poets and over 1000 poems that are included in the Library of America anthology (1-57958-034-3). It also provides entries on specialized categories of 19th-century verse, such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs and Native American poetry. The entries, besides presenting essential factual information, amount to in-depth critical essays. A bibliography at the end of each entry directs readers to other key works by and about the poet. The encyclopaedia is keyed to the contents of the Library of America anthology.

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This fascinating resource was developed for use with the Library of America's comprehensive two-volume anthology American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, edited by John Hollander (LJ 9/1/93), offering ... Read full review

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Eric Haralson is Associate Professor at the Department of English, Stony Brook University, USA.

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