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Biographical Information: Literary Figures
This guide will show you the best ways to find information about people, be they authors, scholars, historical figures or contemporary newsmakers.
Searchable full-text of Eighteenth Century Women Playwrights. General editor, Derek Hughes. 6 volumes. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2001. Includes plays by Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood, Mary Pix, Susanna Centlivre, Elizabeth Griffith, Hannah Cowley and Elizabeth Inchbald. The introductory matter for each playwright includes biographical information.
Chapters begin with a chronology of major events within the discipline followed by articles covering the movements, schools of thought, and masterworks that characterize the discipline during the era and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters, and other prominent figures in the field.
Profiles today's "most outstanding and widely known writers." Collects detailed biographical and bibliographical information on approximately 700 authors who are most often studied in college and high school.
Please note: Online coverage is from 2003 to the present only. For older volumes, retrieve the volume from the shelf in the Young Library Reference Collection, 2nd floor, west wing under the call number: PS 129 .C530 (Contemporary Authors or PS 129 .C5330 (New Revision Series).
Provides comprehensive access to the series dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers while simultaneously satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers, and scholars. The series provides reliable information on authors and their works in an easy to understand, engaging format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
Includes detailed studies of prominent women writers, including Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Isabel Allende, Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, and Adrienne Rich.
Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Contains 272 entries on topics in Asian American literature, including writers, special topics, events, and terms. Covers literature by North American writers of Asian descent from the late 1890s to 2007, within a variety of contexts. Guiyou Huang, ed.
Online version of the Hispanic American Periodicals Index. Provides citations to articles in hundreds of social science and humanities journals worldwide that cover Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Specific topics include current political, economic, and social issues and coverage of Latin American arts and letters. Contains bibliographic citations to articles, book reviews, documents, and original literary works.
Collection of biographical and critical essays on Latin American writers by scholars from the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Covers chroniclers, novelists, poets, journalists, and playwrights from the sixteenth century to the present. Supplement includes revisions on writers, including Isabel Allende, Guillermo Cabrero Infante and Ernesto Cardenal.
Master index to the major literature products published by Gale and the imprints Charles Scribner's Sons, St. James Press, and Twayne Publishers. Provides access to biographical and critical information.
In addition to the essays on specific authors, fourteen articles address wide-ranging types of mysteries, including the armchair detective, the black detective, the female detective, the gay and lesbian mystery, the legal crime novel, the police procedural, the religious mystery, the romantic suspense novel, and the spy thriller.
Covering the entire spectrum of the literature of the Holocaust era, from the beginnings of Nazism through the concentration camp experience, survivor syndrome and second generation response, this detailed survey includes entries on more than 200 authors and 300 works.
Contains biographical and critical essays on 376 writers of short fiction writing in English worldwide. Also includes some authors of note who did not write in English but whose works have been widely translated and are often studied, such as Anton Chekhov and Jean-Paul Sartre. Most authors covered were born after 1750, but a few important figures from earlier periods are included as well.
Covers nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers of science fiction. Provides biographical information, the historical and/or literary context of the author's work, synopses of major titles, critical commentary, and a selected bibliography listing books by and about the writer.
Provides illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and artists, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, and additional sources. Coverage 1971 (vol. 1) - 2014 (vol. 267)
Essays written by scholars--yet accessible to the general reader and student--treat both writers who have risen to prominence since the 1985 edition, and those whose careers have continued since original coverage, such as Stephen King, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Harlan Ellison.
Author-focused volumes of literary criticism offering in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. Twayne Publishers. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
Critical studies of major young-adult writers. Entries include biographical information, critical analysis, and bibliographies of key primary and secondary works. Ted Hipple, ed. 3 vols. Includes Supplement from 2000.