Emphasizing writing as a process and incorporating new critical approaches to literature, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature, provides accessible, step-by-step instruction for improving students' written work related to literature. Ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized.
The best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (formerly the Concise dictionary) provides clear and concise, and often witty definitions of the most troublesome literary terms from abjection to zeugma. It is an essential reference tool for students of literature in any language.
This handbook provides an alphabetical listing of more than 2000 important terms and facts in literature, linguistics, rhetoric, criticism, printing, bookselling, and information technology.
This handbook provides an overview of literacy criticism covering a wide variety of approaches.
A classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world.
by Mazzeno, Laurence W., editor
As a convenient source of wide-ranging critical opinion on early literature, this series contains excerpts from criticism through the ages on the works of philosophers, poets and playwrights, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians and writers.
This series provides critical responses to the works of nineteenth-century authors.
Series provides readers with critical commentary and general information on more than 2,000 authors.
This series provides critical responses to the works of twentieth-century authors.
Each volume of this reference provides substantial critical essays and biographical information on four to eight major poets from all eras.
Series assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned playwrights and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genre and its creators. Each volume of this resource covers four to eight significant dramatists or plays.
Contains concise synopses of the storys plot, characters and themes, along with a brief author biography, a discussion of the storys cultural and historical significance and excerpted criticism.
Series contains easily accessible and content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of works from various cultures and time periods.
This detailed series provides comprehensive coverage of critical interpretations of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare.
A unique combination of biography and critical analysis, Magill's Survey of American Literature is an indispensable guide.