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British writers. Supplement VIII /
Jay Parini, editor.
imprint
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2003.
description
lix, 468 p.
ISBN
0684806568
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Book
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imprint
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2003.
isbn
0684806568
catalogue key
4733587
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
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Covers 286 writers who have made contributions to British, Irish and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each volume and provide historical background. Each Supplement covers approximately 20 additional authors.
Main Description
This supplement ontinues the British Writers Series with new biocritical essays on 20 acclaimed writers. This supplement includes Simon Armitage, Alan Bennett, Michael Longley, James Macpherson, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, T. F. Powys and others.
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The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at www.gale.com/scribners. Continues the "British Writers Series with new biocritical essays on 20 acclaimed writers. This supplement includes Simon Armitage, Alan Bennett, Wendy Cope, T. E Powys and others.

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