Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series: Saul Bellow, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut

  • Volume 3
  • Editor: Richard Layman
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 0810311151
  • ISBN-13: 9780810311152
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.55 lbs ( 1.61 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 1983, 1982
  • © 1983 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Each volume concentrates on the major figures of a particular literary period, movement or genre. Entries are generously illustrated with facsimiles of manuscripts and revised galley proofs, title pages, dust jackets and pictures from the authors' lives. (Note: this series has been discontinued, however new Documentary volumes will be published periodically in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series.)



  • Richard Layman


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