The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature / Edition 1

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature / Edition 1

by James David Hart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195039823

ISBN-13: 9780195039825

Pub. Date: 09/18/1986

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


James Hart's Oxford Companion to American Literature is a classic, which, in its 45-year lifetime, has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, past and present, popular and polite. Reviewing the Fifth Edition (1983) in The New York Times Book Review, Alfred Kazin called it "a reference work I have never been able to…  See more details below

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James Hart's Oxford Companion to American Literature is a classic, which, in its 45-year lifetime, has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, past and present, popular and polite. Reviewing the Fifth Edition (1983) in The New York Times Book Review, Alfred Kazin called it "a reference work I have never been able to live without...excellently resourceful." Hart now gives us the first abridgement of the Companion, making available to a much wider readership those entries from the original work that are of the greatest general interest. Compact and affordable, it contains some 2,000 entries covering authors, individual works, important literary movements, and other aspects of American literary life and literary history from the Colonial period to the modern era. Particular emphasis is given to contemporary authors, to whom approximately 325 of the biographical entries are devoted. The more specialized and esoteric entries from the original Companion have been dropped.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195039825
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/18/1986
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Ser.
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.15(d)

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