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Short Story Criticism Sources


Short Story Criticism Sources

Critical Survey of Short Fiction
REF PN3321 .C7 2001
Entries in author volumes are arranged alphabetically and include a brief biography, a list of principal works, and critical examinations of selected works. Separate essay volumes include analytical treatments of literary genres. Current Authors volume includes a one-page description of authors who have not yet received full critical recognition, and an author/title index.

Masterplots II: Short Story Series
REF PN 3326 .M27 2004
Critical evaluations of 732 outstanding short stories from world literature, representing 275 authors. Arranged alphabetically by titles, essays include an overview of the story, themes & and meanings, and style & techniques. Title index, Author index, and bibliography in volume 6. Most recent supplement contains a chronology list, a keyword list, a Geographical Index of authors by country, and a cumulative Author index and Title index.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction 
REF PN 3373 .R36 1998
Arranged alphabetically by author, the first section of this book provides biographical and bibliographical information, as well as brief critical essays of 376 writers of short stories and novellas, most born after 1750. Arranged alphabetically by the title, the second section contains 403 essays, each discussing a work of short fiction by one of the authors. There is an index at the end that lists all the short story collections included in the bibliographies, individual stories mentioned in the essays, and selected other important works.

Short Story Writers (3 volumes)
REF PN3373 .S398 2008
Includes the most important authors of short fiction. Arranged alphabetically by the author, each essay analyzes an author’s writing through 3-4 representative stories. Volume 3 contains a glossary of “Terms and Techniques,” as well as an index of authors and titles.


General Criticism Sources

ipl2: Online Literary Criticism Collection- Over 1300 critical and biographical websites. Search by author, title, nationality and literary period.

American Diversity, American Identity
REF PS169 .N35 A44 1995
"The lives and works of 145 writers who define the American experience." Divided into 13 sections, each focusing on an aspect of American diversity: life in the South, the African American experience, Americans at war, the gay and lesbian experience, Americans living abroad, etc. Each section provides a general overview followed by essays on writers representing that identity. Includes biography and analysis of each writer's work.

Black Literature Criticism (3 volumes)
REF PS153 .N5 B556 1992
Chronological excerpts of published criticism of major black writers of the past 200 years. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author and also contain biographical information, a list of principal works, and a bibliography. Includes author, title, and nationality indexes.

Dictionary of Literary Biography (82 volumes)
REF PS21 .D5
Short and extended biographies of primarily American writers grouped in volumes by topic, genre or period. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author in each volume. 8 cumulative index to authors and titles, with cross-references to other biographical series, can be found in selected volumes.

Hispanic Writers
REF PQ7081.3 H58 1991
Biographical sketches of more than 400 authors who are part of 20th century Hispanic literature 62 culture. Entries are arranged alphabetically and include authors from the USA, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Spanish speaking countries of Central and South America. Includes nationality index arranged by country.