Scribner Writers Online: American Writers Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0684316854
  • ISBN-13: 9780684316857
  • DDC: 810
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

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This collection consists of all volumes in the Scribner American Writers series, including: American Writers (the 4-volume base set and all supplements), American Writers Retrospective and American Writers Classics.

The American Writers Supplements include authors who have never been featured in American Writers, while the retrospective volumes re-examine some of the most important and influential writers in the American canon already covered in American Writers.

The classic volumes focus on famous works — many of which are required reading in high schools and colleges. Each classics volume includes 20-25 accessible essays, each on a single work of American literature. Examples include Toni Morrison's "Beloved," J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye" and Stephen Crane's "The Red Badge of Courage."

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Features and Benefits

  • The American Writers supplements include authors who have never been featured in American Writers.
  • Each classics volume includes 20-25 accessible essays, each on a single work of American literature.
  • The American Writers collection also includes Scribner titles that focus on a particular area or genre of American literature.

What's New

  • The classic volumes focus on famous works — many of which are required reading in high schools and colleges.

Reviews

"A standard reference tool for biocritical information, this gives students a very respectable way to launch a research project...This may also me integrated into Gale's Literature Resource Center as an add-on." -- School Library Journal (November 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Spin-offs of American Writers and British Writers (both Macmillan, 1992), these volumes focus more on close critical readings of important works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama by major authors and less on those writers and their careers... Selected on a "most studied" basis, titles included are representative of most high school and undergraduate literature curricula. Each essay contains a selected bibliography with primary and secondary sources, biographies, and critical works. Valuable resource for all collections." -- School Library Journal (April 2003)

— School Library Journal

"We were impressed by the extent and quality of the entry, as well as the hotlinks to reference notes. Recommended." -- LJ Digital

— Library Journal

"(Latino and Latina writers)...suitable for high school and undergraduate students,.." -- Reference & Research Book News (Febraury 2004)

— Reference & Research Book News

"The Scribner Writers Series provides biographical and critical essays on authors from around the world...this authors series provides ready access to a good collection of material on many well-known and some less well-known authors, with content that would be valuable for students of literature." --Lawbook Co., 2007

— Lawbook Co.

"(World Writers in English) This two-volume set comprises critical and biographical essays on 40 writers who write primarily in english and are from parts of the former British empire that were until recently considered marginal but no longer are, ranging from the Caribbean to Canada and New Zealand to Nigeria. Among those profiled are writers of fiction, poetry, and drama, and, of course, many who cross genres. Scholars of literature both in-country and from the anglophone heartland read the work of authors in whom they specialize in the context of their lives, emphasizing the cultural matrix that figures in their evolution. They also include primary and secondary bibliographies, and lists of published interviews. The entries are alphabetical through the two volumes, and are not indexed." -- Reference & Research Book News (Febraury 2004)

— Reference & Research Book News