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Biographical Companion to Literature in English by Antony Kamm

By Antony Kamm

This primary U.S. editon of Collins Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (1993) was once ready with the the final reader in brain and scholars of literature of every age. The lives and imperative literary achievements of over 1500 writers are defined briefly essays that emphasize the hyperlinks among the lifestyles and artwork of every author. Authors of works in different languages are incorporated in the event that they are greatly learn in English or have encouraged the improvement of literature in English. Kamm additionally will pay exact consciousness to black, Jewish, and women's writing.Kamm takes into consideration the contributions of person authors to the advance of nationwide literatures and cultural traditions. He covers novelists in several genres, from Petronius to Bellow, Stephen King to Vargas Llosa; brief tale writers from Hawthorne and Henry James to Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Eudora Welty; poets from Homer, Virgil, and Petrarch, to Heaney, Denise Levertov, and Walcott; dramatists from Sophocles to Shepard; diarists from Pepys to Anne Frank; in addition to tourists, historians, biographers, critics, philosophers, clerics, non secular reformers, and kid's writers.The many feedback for extra analyzing were selected for his or her accessibility. the newest version is indexed for every, including finished bibliographical info, together with subtitle and entire identify of translator and editors the place applicable.

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1320­95) the earliest known Scottish poet, was probably born in or near Aberdeen.

He spent the rest of his life writing.  New Atlantis, left unfinished and first published with Sylva Sylvarum: or a Naturall Historie (1627), is a philosophical, scientific and, in some respects, prophetic fable of the construction and methodology of society.  Brian Vickers, 1996; Brian Vickers, Francis Bacon and Renaissance Prose, 1968; Anthony Quinton, Francis Bacon, 1980 (introduction).  Ruth Dudley Edwards, 1993; Norman St JohnStevas, Walter Bagehot: a Study of His Life and Thought, with a selection from his political writings, 1959.

He returned in 1556.  Wilson, The English Drama 1485­1585, new edn 1990.  See Eric Quayle, Ballantyne the Brave: a Victorian Writer and His Family, 1967.  Ballard, 1996.  La Peau de Chagrin (1831; tr.  Krailsheimer as Père Goriot, 1991).  Pritchett, Balzac, new edn 1992 (biography); Graham Robb, Balzac: a Biography, new edn 1996.  Michael was educated locally and at 16 chose the law as his career.  They range from the historically­based tales, such as The Boyne Water (1826), The Croppy (1828), and The Denounced (1830), through those which are a blend of realism and folklore—Croohore of the Bill Hook (1825), The Fetches (1825), in which there is an account of Kilkenny College, and The Ghost Hunter and His Family (1831)—to studies of situation, such as The Nowlans (1826), in which a Catholic priest breaks his vows and marries.

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