This title is a unique combination of biography and critical analysis, covering major writers from outside the United States and their significant works in fiction, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. A companion to the award-winning Magill's Survey of American Literature, this comprehensive, six-volume set offers profiles of major authors of fiction, drama, poetry, and essays, each with sections on biography, general analysis, and analysis of the author's most important works - novels, short stories, poems, and works of nonfiction. The completely revamped edition updates these original essays and adds many new ones, covering 380 writers at the heart of literary studies.
Special features: Five reference features can be found at the end of volume 6. The first is the Glossary, which defines crucial literary terms. There is also a Category List which groups authors by genre, gender and identity. Next comes a Geographical List, which groups the authors by country. The Author Index lists all authors covered in the set along with their works. Finally, the Title Index lists all works covered in the set. At a Glance: This title contains 6 volumes; 3,000 pages; and 380 essays with 87 new. It is illustrated and contains discussion topics; pronunciation for authors with foreign or unusual last names; glossary; category list; geographical list; author index; and title index.