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Encyclopedia Of World Writers, Beginnings To 20th Century
Title - Encyclopedia Of World Writers, Beginnings To 20th Century
Thierry Boucquey & Marie Josephine Diamond, "Encyclopedia Of World Writers, Beginnings To 20th Century"
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Book Description :
Grade 9 Up–This collection of nearly 1000 entries on world writers, literary forms, genres and movements, language, and texts considered to be masterpieces spans from the beginnings of human literary activity through the 20th century. The volumes are separated by period and each one begins with an introduction and time line. Entries range in length from a few paragraphs to two pages for major writers such as V. S. Naipaul or Jean-Paul Sartre. Author entries contain brief biographical information and a bibliography that includes listings of Works about... and translations. Most valuable will be the Critical Analysis portion found in some articles that provides a good summary of themes and contributions for many authors whose writings might be inaccessible to students, such as Julius Caesar and Marco Polo. The set bibliography lists additional critical sources. Topical essays cover magical realism, rationalism, epistolary novel, Maya epics, fables, bardic poetry, creation myths, and more. Some fictional
characters are included, such as Tristan and Iseult. Religious texts are discussed in terms of format, theme, and content. This reference will stand out for its scope, particularly the accessible entries on the earliest literary activity.
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