By Steven G. Kellman
This identify is a different mix of biography and significant research, overlaying significant writers from open air the us and their major works in fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. A better half to the award-winning Magill's Survey of yankee Literature, this entire, six-volume set deals profiles of significant authors of fiction, drama, poetry, and essays, every one with sections on biography, basic research, and research of the author's most vital works - novels, brief tales, poems, and works of nonfiction. The thoroughly made over version updates those unique essays and provides many new ones, protecting 380 writers on the middle of literary studies.Scope and insurance: For this version, 87 new authors were additional to the 293 already profiled. those new writers span either the globe, representing forty five diversified international locations, and time, from the sixth century B.C.E. to the twenty first century. This new version positive aspects extra girls writers and authors of kid's and younger grownup literature. one of the new authors profiled during this set are such recognized authors as Roald Dahl, Anne Frank, Soren Kierkegaard, Primo Levi, A.A. Milne, and Friedrich Nietzsche. additionally integrated are modern authors corresponding to Douglas Adams, Helen Fielding, Nick Hornby, Ian McEwan, and J.K. Rowling. The literary scope of this reference paintings is remarkable.All the unique essays have been reevaluated for his or her forex, and got massive revision, in lots of situations via the unique contributor. The 'Biography,' 'Analysis,' and 'Summary' sections have been up-to-date to incorporate fresh advancements: new titles or awards, adjustments in place of dwelling or employment, and adjustments in serious and well known reception. For those essays, a number of sections on particular works (novels, poems, brief tales) have been extra. For all essays, the bibliographies - lists of the author's works and resources for additional session - have been revised to supply readers with the newest information.A new characteristic for this variation is a sidebar in every one essay known as 'Discussion Topics'. those provocative questions will recommended school room debates at the writer's physique of labor, particular works, or existence because it pertains to his or her literature. aimed toward scholars, lecturers, and individuals of examining teams, they are often used as paper issues or dialog points.In addition, phonetic pronunciation is now supplied for a profiled author's foreign-language or strange final identify upon its first point out on the whole textual content - for instance, Aeschylus (EHS-kuh-luhs). A Pronunciation Key looks in the beginning of all six volumes.Special positive aspects: 5 reference gains are available on the finish of quantity 6. the 1st is the word list, which defines an important literary phrases. there's additionally a class checklist which teams authors by means of style, gender and id. subsequent comes a Geographical checklist, which teams the authors via nation. the writer Index lists all authors coated within the set in addition to their works. eventually, the identify Index lists all works lined within the set. At a look: This identify comprises 6 volumes; 3,000 pages; and 380 essays with 87 new. it truly is illustrated and comprises dialogue subject matters; pronunciation for authors with overseas or strange final names; thesaurus; type record; geographical record; writer index; and identify index.
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438 444 451 459 464 473 Magill’s Survey of World Literature Volume 2 Contents . . . . . . . . . . xxxi Complete List of Contents . . . . . xxxv Key to Pronunciation . . . . . . . xli Alejo Carpentier . . . Lewis Carroll . . . . Catullus. . . . . Constantine P. Cavafy . Paul Celan . . . . Miguel de Cervantes . . Aimé Césaire . . . . Bruce Chatwin . . . Geoffrey Chaucer . . Anton Chekhov . . . Agatha Christie.
Sebald . . . . Seneca the Younger . . Vikram Seth. . . . . Peter Shaffer . . . . William Shakespeare . . George Bernard Shaw . . Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley . . Nevil Shute . . . . . Sir Philip Sidney . . . Henryk Sienkiewicz. . . Georges Simenon. . . Isaac Bashevis Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2425 2431 2440 2447 2455 2465 2472 2481 2488 2494 2500 2508 2518 2526 2536 2544 2551 Rabindranath Tagore. . . Alfred, Lord Tennyson . . . William Makepeace Thackeray Dylan Thomas . . . . . Pramoedya Ananta Toer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2557 2566 2574 2581 2591 Sigrid Undset . . . . . . . . . 2640 Paul Valéry . . . César Vallejo . . . Mario Vargas Llosa . Lope de Vega Carpio . Vergil . . . . . Paul Verlaine . .
Magill's survey of world literature by Steven G. Kellman