Description : Bracken's (librarian, Ohio State U.) two-volume work falls between the highly selective, basic undergraduate literary research guides and the more comprehensive, sophisticated graduate level guides. Volume one includes more than 500 critically annotated entries, with extensive sub-entries, for general and specialized research guides, all extensively cross-referenced. Volume II: English and American writers is scheduled for publication in Spring, 1991. For undergraduate, graduate, junior college, and medium to large public libraries. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works.
Description : A comprehensive and thematic exploration of representations of madness in postwar British and American Fiction, this book is relevant to those with interests in literary studies and is a vital read for psychiatric clinicians and professionals who are interested in how literature can inform and enhance clinical practices.
Description : This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.
Description : "Heartily recommended... Since not even a reference librarian par excellence can come close to knowing the best in any given discipline, no library should be without access to this set for its patrons." Booklist "... impressively meets a quite formidable task - providing basic material on many subjects for the nonspecialist, student librarian." Choice From age-old classics to the writings of today, The Reader's Adviser, 14th Edition helps you and your patrons select and appreciate the world's greatest books. This monumental work features: *hundreds of authors and thousands of works new to this edition, plus updated entries and revised material in every chapter *updated critical and biographical profiles reflecting the latest understanding and scholarship *more women writers and more culturally diverse writers from around the world *title, name, & subject indexes in every volume. Order the complete 6-volume set for only $500.00--a savings of $160.00 if you purchased each volume separately!
Description : Organized primarily in terms of genre, this handbook includes original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades.