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Modern American Literature
     

Modern American Literature

by Gale
 

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This work consists of short excerpts of criticism of 20th-century American authors by important critics writing in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, and books. The excerpts (ranging in length from one or two paragraphs to two columns) are allowed to stand on their own without separate plot synopses, summaries, or background information on the authors. The original words of the critics (often great writers themselves with their own entries) are arranged chronologically to paint a picture of the critical reception of an author over time. Although this work can be viewed as an abbreviated or minimalist version of Gale's Contemporary Literary Criticism and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, it is easier to use because all authors are arranged in simple alphabetical order in three volumes. Because it shuns summaries, commentary, and other student-centered features of the Gale products, however, it will be less helpful to high school students and undergraduates than those works. This new fifth edition consolidates earlier editions (1960, 1976, 1985, 1997) and adds 70 new entries, bringing the total number of authors covered to 489. For public and academic libraries.--Marc Meola, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558623798
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Library of Literary Criticism
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
1300
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 3.50(d)

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