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Reference Guide to American Literature
     

Reference Guide to American Literature

by St James Press, Jim Kamp (Editor)
 
Now in its 3rd edition, the Reference Guide to American Literature focuses on the rich diversity of individuals that comprise an important group of American novelists, poets, dramatists and essayists. Entries include expanded multi-ethnic representation and profile more African Americans, and for the first time, Asian, Hispanic and Native American writers and works,

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Now in its 3rd edition, the Reference Guide to American Literature focuses on the rich diversity of individuals that comprise an important group of American novelists, poets, dramatists and essayists. Entries include expanded multi-ethnic representation and profile more African Americans, and for the first time, Asian, Hispanic and Native American writers and works, as well as writers who concentrate on women's and gay and lesbian issues.

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**** The second edition (1987) is cited in ARBA 1988 and the Supplement to Sheehy. All 410 entries on writers from the second edition are updated for the third edition. In addition, there 145 new entries on authors and 26 new essays on works. These entries pay increased attention to minority writers, rectifying the omission from the second edition of Hispanic, Native, and Asian American writers and works. They also feature more African American authors as well as writers who concentrate on women's and/or gay and lesbian issues. In addition, authors are included who have made a significant impact in popular genres, such as science fiction, horror, and the American West. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558623101
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Series:
Reference Guides Series
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
1202

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