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Encyclopedia of the literature of empire /
Mary Ellen Snodgrass.
imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, c2010.
description
x, 470 p.
ISBN
9780816060405 (hc : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, c2010.
isbn
9780816060405 (hc : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Entries A to Z -- Appendixes -- Major works of the literature of empires -- Major authors of the literature of empire and their works -- Time line of empires -- Filmography -- Bibliography of primary sources -- Bibliography of secondary sources.
local note
Victoria University Library copy donated by The Friends of Victoria University Library.
catalogue key
6974819
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Friends of Victoria University Library. 2010/03/12.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curricula, Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature is the definitive resource for this movement.
Entries cover:
A variety of important feminist writers, including Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Anaïs Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Sandra Cisneros, and many more
Influential feminist works, such as Lysistrata, Middlemarch, The Bell Jar, The Feminine Mystique, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and The Woman Warrior
Feminist literary motifs and issues, such as captivity lore, education, goddess lore, sexuality, and witchcraft.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2006-08-01:
This A-to-Z is a useful compendium of articles on the themes, events, literary characters, genres, and writers significant to an understanding of feminist literature, women in literature, and women's writing. Snodgrass, the author of several Facts On File reference works, surveyed syllabi, reading lists, textbooks, and seminar topics for courses on women's studies to come up with the 500 subjects explored in the mostly one-page cross-referenced entries. A wide variety of feminist writers (e.g., Helen Keller, Joyce Carol Oates), works (e.g., Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior), and literary motifs (e.g., goddess lore, sexuality) is covered, including works (as well as writers and characters) not originally written with feminism as a known concept (e.g., Lady Macbeth). Some entries suggest that the book has been a few years in the making (e.g., the entry for Gish Jen does not include her 2004 publication). Features include a comprehensive index, a list of authors by genre, a list of major authors of feminist literature and their works, a time line of feminist literature, a primary- and a secondary-source bibliography, and a filmography. Bottom Line Other reference works-e.g., Greenwood's Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2004) and Oxford's A Handbook of Literary Feminisms (2002)-cover the same ground, but none as comprehensively. Reasonably priced and engaging throughout, it is recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries.-Denise Johnson, Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 2006-11-01:
This volume provides more than 500 concise, informative entries on a wide array of women writers, specific works, and themes. Writers of fiction, poetry, and drama from around the globe are well represented, but Snodgrass (an independent scholar) also includes nonfiction writers, including activists, essayists, educators, and journalists, such as Rigoberta Menchu, Susan Sontag, and Germaine Greer. Coverage includes biographical information, publishing history, and a discussion of major themes. The thematic entries cover a variety of topics, including diaries and journals, Lilith, female detective novels, and Marxist feminism, whereas other entries provide details about specific works. Each entry offers a brief bibliography. Appendixes include listings of authors arranged by genres, an alphabetical listing of authors with bibliographies of primary works, and a time line arrangement of major works, which begins in 590 BCE with Sappho. Bibliographies of primary and secondary sources and a listing of film versions of works discussed within the volume are also included. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-/upper-division undergraduates; general readers. E. B. Lindsay Washington State University
Reviews
Review Quotes
..."a welcome addition to reference materials in the area of literary movements...[a] solid, very readable and essential contribution to the field of literary genre reference materials. It is highly recommended for all undergraduate collections and public libraries as well as research libraries."
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Summaries
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A reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, this book covers a wide range of works and genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. It focuses on the feminist works from writers such as Willa Cather, George Eliot, and Helen Keller.
Unpaid Annotation
An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of the feminist movement in literature. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from Britain and America and around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curriculums, Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature is the definitive resource for this movement. Livia Tenzer, Editorial Director of The Feminist Press and an expert in the field, contributed a foreword and served as an advisor. Coverage includes writers such as Willa Cather, George Eliot, Helen Keller, Anaïs Nin, and Gloria Steinem; works such as The Bell Jar, The Feminist Mystique, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, and The Woman Warrior characters such as Cinderella, Hester Prynne, and the Wife of Bath; and much more.
Main Description
An accessible one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary Movements series is a comprehensive reference guide to the history and development of feminist literature, from early fairy tales to works by great women writers of today. Hundreds of informative A-to-Z entries cover a wide range of works and writers from around the world, as well as a range of genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, plays, and criticism. Focusing on the feminist works and writers that most often appear in high school and college curricula, Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature is the definitive resource for this movement. Entries cover: *A variety of important feminist writers, including Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, Helen Keller, Betty Friedan, Anaïs Nin, Joyce Carol Oates, Sandra Cisneros, and many more *Influential feminist works, such as Lysistrata, Middlemarch, The Bell Jar, The Feminine Mystique, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and The Woman Warrior *Feminist literary motifs and issues, such as captivity lore, education, goddess lore, sexuality, and witchcraft.

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