James A. Michener

James A. Michener

by C.D. Rhine, F.X. Roberts
     
 

James A. Michener is one of the most widely read American authors of the 20th century. He worked as a social studies teacher and as an editor, and went on to write such memorable works as Tales of the South Pacific and Centennial. He also wrote numerous scattered short pieces. Though a popular writer, Michener's importance to the American literary, educational,

Overview

James A. Michener is one of the most widely read American authors of the 20th century. He worked as a social studies teacher and as an editor, and went on to write such memorable works as Tales of the South Pacific and Centennial. He also wrote numerous scattered short pieces. Though a popular writer, Michener's importance to the American literary, educational, social, and political scene is now slowly being recognized, and his writings are being used as guides and touchstones for study in American schools.

This volume contains a checklist of Michener's major novels and his scattered minor writings, along with an extensive annotated bibliography of works about him. The first part is a checklist of his works, while the second is an annotated listing of books and articles published on Michener from the 1920s to the 1990s. The volume also contains a selected list of reviews of Michener's major works. Two reviews for each work have been selected at random, and they provide an overview of the critical response to Michener's writings over the years.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Contains a checklist of all of Michener's books, parts of books, stories, and articles; a selected, annotated bibliography of books, parts of books, and articles about Michener; and selected book reviews concerning his work. Contains a very brief introduction. Indexed by author, subject, and source. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313294532
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/23/1995
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in American Literature Series , #20
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

F. X. ROBERTS is Professor of Library Science at the University of Northern Colorado, where he works as a reference librarian, teaches bibliographic instruction, and develops collections in education and English and American literature. Roberts has published articles on education, librarianship, and literature.

C. D. RHINE is Professor of Library Science at the University of Northern Colorado, where he is a science bibliographer and reference librarian.

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