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The Resource The Cambridge guide to literature in English, [edited by] Ian Ousby ; foreword by Doris Lessing

The Cambridge guide to literature in English, [edited by] Ian Ousby ; foreword by Doris Lessing

Label
The Cambridge guide to literature in English
Title
The Cambridge guide to literature in English
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Ian Ousby ; foreword by Doris Lessing
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Substantially enlarged and updated, this new edition of The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English confirms its status as the most authoritative survey of its subject now available in a single volume. Its coverage of novelists, poets, playwrights and their works embraces both the established classics of English literature and a wealth of contemporary figures from all over the English-speaking world, such as Saul Bellow, Adrienne Rich, Les Murray, Wole Soyinka, R.K. Narayan, Janet Frame, Mordecai Richler, Joseph Brodsky, J.M. Coetzee and Ben Okri." "Under Ian Ousby's editorship over a hundred contributors provide detailed biographical and critical articles, not only about writers and works of literature, but also about the critics, philosophers, historians and biographers who have influenced or reacted to literature. Substantial coverage is given to popular genres such as science fiction, detective novels and children's literature, with entries on, for example, Dr. Seuss, Margaret Mahy, Roald Dahl, Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl, P.D. James and Nicolas Freeling." "Other entries range widely over literary groups and movements, critical schools, genres, poetic forms, critical concepts, rhetorical terms, literary terms, theatres and theatre companies. There are also substantive articles on subjects such as copyright, libraries and the English language." "With a superb range of illustrations and a comprehensive cross-referencing system, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English is both an outstanding reference book, and a delightful companion for anyone who enjoys reading."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ousby, Ian
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  • English literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Authors, Commonwealth
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, English
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Authors, Commonwealth
Label
The Cambridge guide to literature in English, [edited by] Ian Ousby ; foreword by Doris Lessing
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Edition statement from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27934869
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
1054 pages
Isbn
9780521440868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581171
Label
The Cambridge guide to literature in English, [edited by] Ian Ousby ; foreword by Doris Lessing
Publication
Note
Edition statement from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27934869
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
New ed.
Extent
1054 pages
Isbn
9780521440868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581171

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