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Books & Authors brings ease, authority and fun to the question of "what do I read next?" This resource can also be used to enhance the experience of the book you are reading; dig deeper into its themes and origins; or learn how the author's life and times contributed to the work.
This series focuses on an author's entire body of work, providing literary criticism and biographical information. Authors included are: William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Barbara Kingsolver, Cormac McCarthy, Alice Walker, and Tennessee Williams.
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Essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels, including genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship such as penciling and inking.
In-depth insight for over 215 of the most popular and studied graphic novels. Researchers will be familiar with the characters and stories included in this collection, yet will gain a deeper understanding, as the literary nature of the stories is presented in critical format by leading writers in the field.
In-depth insight for over 55 of the most popular manga graphic novels, ranging from metaseries to stand-alone books; focusing on translated works that have been particularly influential in the development of the manga tradition.
Perfect for students and literary researchers, Gale Literary Sources allows you to discover literary connections with a traditional search as well as a visual search, bringing new insights to literature study.
Looking for that one place to find out details about an author? Literature Resource Center provides online access to information on over 124,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers. Content includes biographies, bibliographies, and critical analysis of the authors and their works from every age and literary discipline. The search feature includes: Author, Title, Genre, Literary Movement, and Literary Themes. This unique database combines articles from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Twayne's Author Series and Scribner Writers Series.
Find Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech or poetry by Issa Kobayashi of Japan. Spanning history and geography, LitFinder delivers an extensive, ever-growing selection of full-text online poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays. These works represent more than 80,000 authors, 660 nationalities and virtually every time period. Extra features include a glossary of poetry terms, dictionary search, hundreds of explanations on the most-studied contemporary poems and stories, and author biographies and illustrations. This research tool is suitable for students, book clubs and general readers.
Looking for a book? Want to know what title is next in a series? Like an author and want to read something similar? Need a recommendation for your book club? NoveList has information on over 200,000 fiction and non-fiction titles, including popular author Read-a-likes, book discussion guides, award lists and much more. With over 45,000 subjects to explore, your next book is only waiting to be discovered.
Introduce yourself to new authors and books each week by reading daily short excerpts sent to your email. Choose from a variety of genres. Sign-up is easy and free.
OCLC catalog of books, Web resources, and other material worldwide.