Provides reference, literary timelines, and articles on authors, journalists, and critics from all literary periods. Covers literary genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism.
Each volume in this series covers one widely read poet, novelist, or playwright. Each opens with an introductory essay by literary critic Harold Bloom followed by a representative selection of contemporary criticism of the writer. Also included in each volume are bibliographic references, notes on the various contributors, and a useful chronology of the writer's life.
Reference sources in print in PSU Library
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature
by Anne Marie Hacht; Dwayne D. Hayes
Call Number: PS21 .G36 2009 v. 1-4; 2nd floor of the Library
by Valerie Smith; Arthur Walton; Lea Baechler
Call Number: PS153 .N5 A344 1991; 2nd floor of the Library
African-American Writers: a dictionary
by Shari Dorantes Hatch (Editor); Michael R. Strickland (Editor); Brenda Pilsner
Call Number: PS153 .N5 A3444 2000; 2nd floor of the Library
Women Writers in the United States: a timeline of literary, cultural, and social history
by Cynthia J. Davis; Kathryn West; Cathy Davidson (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS147 .D38 1996; 2nd floor of the Library