Cyclopedia of World Authors

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Cyclopedia of World Authors

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9781587651229: Cyclopedia of World Authors

This reference provides concise introductions to the lives and works of approximately 2400 authors from around the world, from essayists to novelists to writers in all other genres. Many newly prominent authors covered include Michael Ondaatje, E. Annie Proulx, and J.K. Rowling.

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These five volumes complement another of the publisher's sets, Masterplots (2d ed., 1996), since many of the authors whose work is represented there are included here. All the entries from the previous edition have been updated, and 349 new ones have been added. The alphabetically arranged articles consist of a characterization (such as "American short-story writer"); place and date of the subject's birth (and death); and, in some cases, identity ("Chinese American," "Christian"), followed by a list of principal works arranged by genre. A biographical essay provides a survey of the author's career. Brief lists of sources for further study complete each signed entry. Special features found in the last volume offer additional points of access: a time line arranged by the birth years of the authors listed; an author index listing all included authors, cross-referenced by pseudonyms or alternate names; and a "Geography and Identity Index" in which authors are listed under countries of origin and other categories, such as Christian, Jewish, African American/African descent, and gay or bisexual.

The focus here is on some 2,408 writers whose work is studied in high school and college in North America, and the resulting array spans the globe and the centuries. Not only are writers of fiction, poetry, and drama featured but also screenwriters, biographers, essayists, critics, historians, philosophers, and prominent figures in the social sciences, politics, and the sciences. The set encompasses Chinua Achebe, Francis Bacon, and Raymond Chandler, as well as Xenophon, Marguerite Yourcenar, and Paul Zindel. Outside of a general encyclopedia, where else can one find Edith and Jane Hamilton, Sinclair as well as Meriwether Lewis, and (on facing pages, no less), Helen and Henry Fielding? Averaging about 1,200 words in length, these articles will serve as quick and easy introductions for any reader (or reader's advisor). With a lineage extending back to 1958, this is one reference set that should continue to hold a place in high-school, college, and public library collections. RBB
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Description du livre Salem Press Inc, United States, 2004. Hardback. État : New. 4th Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition provides concise introductions to the lives and works of 2,408 authors from around the world and from antiquity to the present. The set profiles important novelists, short-story writers, playwrights, poets, screenwriters, lyricists, memoirists, essayists, biographers, critics, historians, and philosophers, as well as prominent figures in politics, the sciences, and the social sciences who wrote key works. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781587651229

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