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The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature

"This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists,...

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Corporate Author: Oxford Reference Online.
Other Authors: Parini, Jay.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Summary: "This award-winning Encyclopedia surveys the vibrant terrain of American literature in 350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600s to the present day. The Encyclopedia includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes. No mere catalog of dates, events, and synopses, the Encyclopedia's articles offer historical perspective and social context along with a range of possibilities with regard to critical approach."--Publisher description.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (4 volumes) : illustrations
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and searchable index.
ISBN: 0195307720 (Oxford ebook)
9780195307726 (Oxford ebook)
Access: Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.