Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics [3 volumes]: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing, A-Z, [Three Volumes]

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From Isabel Allende to Emile Zola and from Shakespeare to Sartre, literary works have often engaged political issues, and many political writings give close attention to literary concerns. The first work of its kind, this 3-volume encyclopedia explores the complex relationship between literature and politics. International in scope, it covers its field from the ancient Greeks to the present. At the same time, the encyclopedia gives special attention to the conflicts and ...

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Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution, and Writing A-Z

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Overview

From Isabel Allende to Emile Zola and from Shakespeare to Sartre, literary works have often engaged political issues, and many political writings give close attention to literary concerns. The first work of its kind, this 3-volume encyclopedia explores the complex relationship between literature and politics. International in scope, it covers its field from the ancient Greeks to the present. At the same time, the encyclopedia gives special attention to the conflicts and controversies of the modern world and to works written in English.

The encyclopedia contains more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries written by more than 200 expert contributors. These entries cover authors, critics, theorists, and historical figures; major literary works; national literatures and important literary movements; broad critical categories; and specific themes, concepts, and genres.

High school students and teachers will need this work to examine literature in its political contexts and to use literature to explore such pressing social issues as censorship and propaganda. Public libraries will want this work to support student research and to help general readers learn more about enduring political concerns through literary works. Academic libraries will find this reference a valuable guide for undergraduates studying literature, history, political science, law, and other disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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"[E]xplores the complex relationship between literature and politics. The book gives special attention to the conflicts and controversies of the modern world and to works written in English. The Encyclopedia covers authors, critics, theorists, and historical figures; national literatures and important literary movements; broad critical categories; and specific themes, concepts, and genres."

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Library Media Connection

"Academic libraries serving literature and politics courses should find this work well used."

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Reference Reviews

"[T]his encyclopedia offers readers accurate, accessible overviews of national and regional literatures and entries about a representative group of well-known and lesser-known international literary figures whose work has affected regional politics and been influenced by political concerns."

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Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

"[T]he compilation of a large set on people and titles with strong political relevance may be valuable….Undergraduates and general readers."

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Choice

"This set would be of value to students doing literary, historical, or cultural research. The merging of literary and political concepts makes it ideal for interdisciplinary and cross-curricular projects. Recommended."

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Library Media Connection

"The merging of literary and political concepts makes this set ideal for interdisciplinary projects."

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Library Media Connection Editor's Choice

"The entries are up-to-date, jargon-free, and informative… authoritative and readable… an extremely interesting and ambitious resource."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313329289
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 1016
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 3.00 (d)

Meet the Author

M. KEITH BOOKER is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of English at the University of Arkansas. He has published numerous articles and books on modern literature, culture, and theory, including Strange TV (Greenwood, 2003), The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 2003), and Science Fiction Television (Praeger, 2004).

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Table of Contents

Preface

Alphabetical List of Entries

Categorical List of Entries

Alphabetical Entries

Bibliography

Notes on Contributors

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