By Antony Kamm
This primary U.S. editon of Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (1993) was once ready with the the overall reader in brain and scholars of literature of every age. The lives and imperative literary achievements of over 1500 writers are defined briefly essays that emphasize the hyperlinks among the lifestyles and artwork of every author. Authors of works in different languages are integrated in the event that they are largely learn in English or have stimulated the advance of literature in English. Kamm additionally will pay designated consciousness to black, Jewish, and women's writing.Kamm takes into consideration the contributions of person authors to the advance of nationwide literatures and cultural traditions. He covers novelists in different genres, from Petronius to Bellow, Stephen King to Vargas Llosa; brief tale writers from Hawthorne and Henry James to Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Eudora Welty; poets from Homer, Virgil, and Petrarch, to Heaney, Denise Levertov, and Walcott; dramatists from Sophocles to Shepard; diarists from Pepys to Anne Frank; in addition to tourists, historians, biographers, critics, philosophers, clerics, non secular reformers, and kid's writers.The many feedback for additional studying were selected for his or her accessibility. the most recent version is indexed for every, including finished bibliographical info, together with subtitle and whole identify of translator and editors the place acceptable.
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Edn 1988; David TyldenWright, John Aubrey: a Life, 1991. He was educated at Groton School, Massachusetts, and Yale, from which, having had a novel rejected by a New York publisher, he dropped out after three years to study at the University of Virginia School of Law; he graduated in 1941 and was admitted to the New York Bar. Parsell, Louis Auchincloss, 1988 (criti Page 22 cal study); Vincent Piket, Louis Auchincloss: the Growth of a Novelist, 1991 (critical study). He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford 195661.
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Biographical Companion to Literature in English by Antony Kamm