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The Resource The Oxford companion to English literature, edited by Dinah Birch

The Oxford companion to English literature, edited by Dinah Birch

Label
The Oxford companion to English literature
Title
The Oxford companion to English literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dinah Birch
Title variation
Companion to English literature
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions." "For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature."
  • "The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams." "The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR19
LC item number
.O94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
encyclopedias
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Birch, Dinah
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English-speaking countries
  • English-speaking countries
Label
The Oxford companion to English literature, edited by Dinah Birch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Fifth and sixth editions edited by Margaret Drabble."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introductory essays: Literary culture and the novel in the new millennium / Hermione Lee -- Cultures of reading / Kelvin Everest -- Black British literature / Bénédicte Ledent -- Children's literature / Michael Rosen
  • appendix 1. Chronology -- appendix 2. Poets laureate -- appendix 3. Children's laureates -- appendix 4. Literary awards
Control code
320197496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
xiv, 1,164 pages
Isbn
9780192806871
Lccn
2009455948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)320197496
Label
The Oxford companion to English literature, edited by Dinah Birch
Publication
Note
"Fifth and sixth editions edited by Margaret Drabble."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introductory essays: Literary culture and the novel in the new millennium / Hermione Lee -- Cultures of reading / Kelvin Everest -- Black British literature / Bénédicte Ledent -- Children's literature / Michael Rosen
  • appendix 1. Chronology -- appendix 2. Poets laureate -- appendix 3. Children's laureates -- appendix 4. Literary awards
Control code
320197496
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
7th ed.
Extent
xiv, 1,164 pages
Isbn
9780192806871
Lccn
2009455948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)320197496

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