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Dictionary of Midwestern Literature: Volume One: The Authors


The first of a planned three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, this work covers the authors of that region. (Volume 2 will cover nonauthor entities such as themes, sites, and movements, and Volume 3 will provide a literary history of the Midwest.) Given the strength of this first volume, scholars and literature buffs will no doubt eagerly await the rest. Entries highlight 400 authors and critics, chosen for having a "significant continuing connection" to the Midwest region. By making sure to include authors who range in importance (from well known to lesser known) and are at different stages of their careers and their lives, editor Greasley (English, Univ. of Kentucky) presents a comprehensive view of the literary landscape of the region. The well-written and interesting signed entries are quite detailed: they include biographical information, pseudonyms, the individual's significance, a discussion of selected works, and recommended further readings. The contributors' expertise and deep care for the literature of the Midwest show in the writing. This reference book, the first of its kind, fills a gap in reference work on the literature of the United States. All other regions of this country should be jealous and should follow suit if they want to celebrate their literary traditions. Mayna Chylinski, Ernst & Young, Ctr. for Business Knowledge, Boston

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