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by Ian Ousby,Margaret Atwood

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Ian Ousby,Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 052126751X
ISBN13: 978-0521267519
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 25, 1988)
Pages: 1110
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Ousby, Ian (e. Published by Cambridge University Press, Hamlyn, Cambridge (1988). FOREWORD by Margaret Atwood. This copy is fully Fine, no chips, clips, or marks. It comes in at roughtly four pounds, has 1108 pages, and will require additional postage. ISBN 10: 052126751X ISBN 13: 9780521267519.

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The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Shipping and handling. 29. 6 RUB. + 14. 5 RUB Shipping. Unique among literature guides, this volume provides extensive, multicultural coverage of all literature written in English, including Indian, Caribbean, Australian, African, Canadian, and Irish, as well as British and American. More than one hundred specialist contributors provide biographical and critical articles on writers and their works, critics, philosophers, historians, and biographers.

Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference . Rather than radically sacrificing entries, in the Paperback Guide, Ian Ousby has crisply rewritten and condensed the majority to preserve the richness of the original.

Derived from the acclaimed Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. The strength of the Cambridge Guide is its broad scope: It represents living and dead writers and major works from the USA, Canada, the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, India and Africa. This affordable guide will be an indispensable reference for general readers, students and teachers alike.

Before packing it away with books to be traded in, I riffled through it to see whether my perception that there was a strange disproportion in it had any basis.

Derived from the Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, the present volume is an A-Z reference work containing over 4,200 entries covering the full range of literature in English from around the world. Spanning the classics to the best of modern writing, its strength is its broad scope. Before packing it away with books to be traded in, I riffled through it to see whether my perception that there was a strange disproportion in it had any basis.

Publication date 21 Oct 1988. Publisher Littlehampton Book Services Ltd. Publication City/Country United Kingdom.

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Gunos
Those two authors share space in this magnificent reference volume on English Literature. The sturdy, oversized Guide presents over one thousand pages of information on authors, novels, poetry, drama, and literary terms. There are interesting biographies of prominent writers and obscure ones, from Mrs. Humphrey Ward to William Faulkner.
Good plot summaries are provided for a wide range of novels. If you are a fan of Anthony Trollope, you will find no less than twenty five of his books discussed. You have to be careful, however, if you are reading the plot of a book in order to decided whether or not you want to read it - the ending is always given away. The Cambridge Guide explores many literary terms: Meter; the Bloomsbury Group; positivism; and post-structuralism. There are also entries on Literary Journals - yes, the New York Review of Books is here as well as Granta.
The Cambridge Guide is written for the average layman and avoids academic jargon. I decided to try the entry on "deconstruction" as the extreme test of explaining difficult concepts. It's hard to say: either they failed the test, or I failed it.
This book has become one of my prized possessions, and I would have been willing to buy it at twice the price charged.
Blackstalker
Several things about this book annoy me, but one thing makes me a bit irate. A reference book isn't worth a good deal unless the editors stive to make it objective and accurate and this one isn't consistently either. (Mine is the Head edition, so perhaps I'm being unfair to the others.) I've skipped about reading entries and have thus read that George Gissing had only one friend and that his marriages failed because Gissing felt that his wives weren't sufficiently grateful to him. I've also learned that Isabel Burton burned her husband's writings because he drank a lot and travelled a lot.

These don't seem to me simply sloppy inaccuracies. They're so supremely removed from the factual as to seem, particularly in the Gissing entry, the product of malevolence. Why? Because they're dead white men--or, worse, dead white Victorian men? Because the writer(s) didn't approve of their books? And if I lit upon these porkies by chance, how many more are there in the volume? I'm keeping the book because it has entries on the more modern British writers, but I'm taking it all with a packload of salt--and I'm pitying any student who might be relying on it.

For an infinitely superior reference, get The Reader's Encyclopedia, ed. Benet. Not only does it seem objective and accurate but it has the enormous bonus of covering non-Anglophone literature, mythological figures, literary terms, and the like.

(Edit) I've still not found anything praiseworthy about this book. I've had it nearly a year and it's probably the only reference book I own that I've never been tempted to browse. It hasn't even been of much help with the TLS crosswords.

Before packing it away with books to be traded in, I riffled through it to see whether my perception that there was a strange disproportion in it had any basis. Leaving aside personal taste and considering only reputation/skill/influence I was disheartened to find that the entry for P.G. Wodehouse was longer than that for William Gass and that Agatha Christie's entry was longer than Elizabeth Taylor's. And within these pairs, each writer was given very nearly equal column inches: Mary Shelley and Edgar Allen Poe; J.K. Rowling and William Burroughs; James Thomson (B.V.) and George Orwell; and, sigh, Mrs Humphrey Ward and Oscar Wilde.
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