A comprehensive online index that contains over 5 million book review citations (full-text is not included). Reviews are cited from over 500 sources including national general interest publications, academic and professional publications, and newspapers.
A bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook of present day African American novelists.
Lists 75 famous and unfamiliar American ethnic poets. Each entry includes a biography, themes and concerns of the poet, and lists of their publications and awards.
Reference guide to the lives of 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. Each entry includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.
Surveys the world of African American women writers, with entries on more than 150 novelists, poets, playwrights, short fiction writers, autobiographers, essayists, and influential scholars. Each entry provides a biography, a discussion of major works, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and bibliography.
Includes entries on roughly 70 women writers whose works have challenged traditional gender roles, explored female oppression, or critiqued patriarchal social structures. In addition to providing biographical information, the entries include interpretative summaries of major works.
Traces the history of Latin American theater from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Sections cover individual Latin American countries and entries for playwrights, independent theaters, and cultural movements.
The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students aims to demystify Shakespeare so that students and general readers can better understand what his works mean, how they came to be, how they make meaning, and how critics and directors have interpreted them over the centuries.
Overviews African American literature from its origins in the colonial period through the present day. Entries are on African American writers, the genres and the geographical and cultural environments within which they have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated.
This encyclopedia extends from the earliest appearance of poetry in what was to become the United States (and to some extent the Americas at large) to poetry at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Gives students and general readers a broad, multicultural survey of folk and fairy tales from around the world. Entries cover themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, genres, and a range of other topics.
An introduction to the diverse range of ethnic American writing. Most of the entries are biographical, and others cover genres, ethnic stereotypes, seminal works, significant places, major historical events, key pieces of legislation, and various other topics that are part of the context of multiethnic America literature.
Collection of all of Gale's Literary Criticism resources, including Contemporary Literary Criticism, several historical literary criticisms, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children's Literature Review.
A bio-bibliographical guide to writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.
Contains critical essays, brief plot summaries, extended character profiles, and detailed setting discussions covering works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, essayists, and philosophers. Also includes thousands of biographical records for authors.
This reference discusses the experiences of writers active since 1945 who were shaped by cultures other than their own.
NoveList is an electronic readers' advisory resource which assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles from its database of over 135,000 works. It contains materials for all ages including picture books, children's "chapter" books, young adult titles and books for adult readers. Updated quarterly.
Surveys American literature from the 1600s to the present day. Includes essays on poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists, as well as major works and essays on literary movements, periods, and themes.
Covers the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, including literature in Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, Scots, Irish, and Latin. It includes accounts of individual authors and detailed histories of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions that have impacted the writing or the reading of literature.
Documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world.
Brings together expertise in classical studies, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech, and communications in a comprehensive treatment of the art of persuasion. Emphasizes public speaking, performance, and communication.
This book offers readers a concise introduction to Atwood's published novels and the central themes motivating her writing.
Introduces readers to the writings—fiction and nonfiction—of Ayn Rand (1905–1982).
Online archive of full text poetry with a robust search engine. Also includes numerous articles, podcasts, and audio on poets and poetry.
This encyclopedia provides thorough coverage of literature on the supernatural.
This thematic guide offers interpretations of 415 poems, representing the work of over 110 poets spanning seven centuries of British poetry.
Contains an index to the Times Literary Supplement covering the years 1902-1990 with links to facsimile copies of the articles.
Contains up-to-date bibliographical, biographical, and contact information for nearly 20,000 living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries typically include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information, and a bibliography. Contact information includes e-mail addresses where available.