Scribner Writers Online: World and Genre Writers Collection, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0684316889
  • ISBN-13: 9780684316888
  • DDC: 802
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released February 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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This collection includes Scribner literature titles that focus on different aspects of world and genre literature. World literature titles include African Writers, Latin American Writers, Ancient Writers, and more. For example, African Writers is a 2-volume set that covers 65 African writers from seventeen countries writing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and indigenous languages. Authors span the late 19th century to the present and include such figures as: Najib Mahfuz, Wole Soyinka, and Nadine Gordimer. Genre titles include Mystery and Suspense Writers, Science Fiction Writers, Writers for Young Adults, and more. For example, Mystery And Suspense Writers is a 2-volume set on mystery, detective, and espionage fiction and covers in 84 articles some of the most influential and popular writers of the genre, including Elmore Leonard, Sue Grafton, and Patricia Cornwell.

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Features and Benefits

  • Authors span the late 19th century to the present.
  • Genre titles include Mystery and Suspense Writers, Science Fiction Writers, Writers for Young Adults, and more.
  • Scribner Writers Online: World and Genre Writers Collection consists of the following titles: African Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set; Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome, 1st ed., 2-vol. set ; Books of the Bible, 1st ed., 2-vol. set; Latin American Writers, 1st ed., 3-vol. set; Latin American Writers, Supplement 1 (not available in Scribner Writers Online before); Latino and Latina Writers, 2-vol. set (not available in Scribner Writers Online before); Mystery and Suspense Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set; Poets: American and British, 1st ed., 3-vol. set; Science Fiction Writers, 2nd ed.; Supernatural Fiction Writers, 1st ed., 2-vol. set; World Poets, 3-vol. set (not available in Scribner Writers Online before); Writers for Children, 1 vol.; Writers for Young Adults, 1st ed., 3-vol. set; Writers for Young Adults, Supplement I.

What's New

  • African Writers is a 2-volume set that covers 65 African writers from seventeen countries writing in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and indigenous languages.

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