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This illustrated and fully updated third edition is the most authoritative and international survey of world literature in English available. Covering everything from Old English to contemporary writing from all over the English-speaking world, the new edition has been brought completely up to date with more than 280 new author entries, most of which are for living authors. The general reader will find the volume a fascinating reference to browse through and to discover many new writers and works, while students will find it an invaluable resource for daily use. Previous Edition (1994) 0-521-44086-6Read more
- The most comprehensive A-Z guide to authors and works from all over the world
- The most up-to-date literary reference, ranging from Beowulf to Zadie Smith
- Includes entries on literary terms, movements, genres and critical approaches
Reviews & endorsements
"This edition shows evidence of substantial changes. In the A's alone, there are at least 12 new entries...provides relatively current coverage with a multicultural view. It is recommended for most libraries."
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"This excellent volume is as essential a resource for the historian or social scientist as it is for the student of American literature."
-American Reference Books Annual
"...a comprehensive single-volume examination which should prove a reference standard in any college-level library...A highly recommended, basic reference."
-The Midwest Book Review
"Coverage of contemporary African, Indian, and Australian literature is particularly commendable."
"...A useful ready-reference tool for finding such information as birth and death dates and nationalities of authors, titles and summaries of major works, or definitions of literary terms or genres."
-School Library Journal
"The remarkable breadth of coverage makes Cambridge Guide a valuable complement to those literary dictionaries confined to a single nation literature."
-MLA: Literary Research Guide
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- Edition: 3rd Edition
- Date Published: February 2006
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521831796
- length: 1275 pages
- dimensions: 255 x 183 x 63 mm
- weight: 2.69kg
- contains: 80 b/w illus.
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
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