Bibliographic Details

The Continuum encyclopedia of American literature / Steven R. Serafin, general editor ; Alfred Bendixen, associate editor.

Uniform title Encyclopedia of American literature.
Imprint New York [N.Y.] : Continuum, 2003 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2012.)
Description 1 online resource (1137 entries) : 1 image, digital files
Language English
Subject American literature -- Encyclopedias.
Littérature américaine -- Encyclopédies.
American literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Varying Form of Title Portion of title Encyclopedia of American literature
Other authors / contributors Bendixen, Alfred.
Serafin, Steven.
ISBN 9781849721325
Notes Originally published in 1999 as: Encyclopedia of American literature.
More than ten years in the making, this comprehensive single-volume literary survey is for the student, scholar, and general reader. The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the United States and Canada. Composed of signed biographical-critical entries, this Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to the study and appreciation of American literature.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary From John Smith to Jack Kerouac, Cotton Mather to Toni Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, Francis Parkman to Alex Haley, the story of American literature is really many stories & mdash; of ancient indigenous peoples, early settlers, men and women enslaved and liberated, war and peace, and immigrants seeking better lives. America's multifaceted literary heritage reflects its deepest spiritual and material consciousness: rooted and rootless, rural and urban, timeless and ever-changing. Through a living literature, one comes to learn one's orientations, aspirations, and worldviews: where we have come from and where we may be going.
Other form Print version: 0826415172 9780826415172 xiv, 1305 p