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“This volume is a convenient, simple–to–use compilation of easily accessible material.”
Emily L. Werrell, ARBA 1990
“Her broader coverage and straightforward, alphabetical–by–author organization give this work an edge over L.S. Fitzgerald and E.I. Kearney’s The Continental Novel.”
S. Lehmann, University of Pennsylvania
Critical interest in foreign novels, especially the Latin American and African novel, has burgeoned in the past two decades. The purpose of this reference bibliography is to provide easier access to the criticism produced from 1965 to 1975 on novels published in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Canada, Australia, and the middle East. A second volume will cover criticism between 1976 and 1985.
Throughout this work, the term “foreign novel” includes novels and other longer works of fiction produced in all countries other than the United States and the United Kingdom. Coverage ranges in time of writing from Apuleius’ Metamorphosis (first century, A.D.) and Murasaki’s Tale of Genji (11th century) to Garcia Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude (1967) and Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing (1972). The 277 journals—chosen primarily because of their wide circulation—and 584 books indexed for relevant material contribute to the 13,000 bibliographic citations on 1,500 authors. This is a reference tool which is surely essential for any library or world literature scholar.
Harriet Semmes Alexander is a reference librarian and assistant professor at Memphis State University. She is also the recipient of the Tennessee Library Association’s Frances Neel Cheney Award for 1995. More info →
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This, Professor Roth’s third annotated bibliography of studies on Jane Austen, covers the years 1984–1994. Like the critically acclaimed earlier volumes, it charts the steady growth and enrichment of literary criticism of Austen in the second half of the twentieth century. The first bibliography, which covered the period 1952–1972, contained 794 items; the second, which treated 1973–1983, included over 1,060 pieces; this third work has 1,327 entries.
Critical essays provide sources for stimulating new thoughts and perspectives on poetry. Finding such essays on specific poems can be a frustrating experience for the scholar or the student. American and British Poetry: A Guide to the Criticism, 1925–1978 guides the researcher quickly to relevant sources of critical writing.Harriet
This reference volume is a supplement to Alexander’s earlier work covering the years 1928–1978. Its purpose is to provide access to articles, parts of articles, and parts of books of criticism on British and American poets. No other index or bibliography reaches this level of comprehensiveness. The focus is on journals and books that are widely held by academic libraries. Arrangement is alphabetical by poet’s name and then by the title of the poem.