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Literary Terms

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Critical Terms for Literary Study - Frank Lentricchia
Call Number: E-Book - Credo Reference
ISBN: 0226472035
Since its publication in 1990, Critical Terms for Literary Study has become a landmark introduction to the work of literary theory - giving students an encounter with what it means to do theory and criticism.


  • Britannica - Gateway to the Classics
    This selection of 225 works by 140 authors introduces you to the great writing and ideas of the Western world. You can browse by author, title, or subject to find stories, essays, speeches, and more.

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Literature in English

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Chronology of American Literature - Daniel S. Burt
Call Number: E-book - Credo Reference
ISBN: 0618168214
If you are looking to brush up on your literary knowledge, check a favorite author's work, or see a year's bestsellers at a glance, The Chronology of American Literature is the perfect resource.

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Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature - Steven R. Serafin
Call Number: E-Books - Credo Reference
ISBN: 0826417779
From John Smith to Jack Kerouac, Cotton Mather to Toni Morrison, Edgar Allan Poe to Stephen King, Francis Parkman to Alex Haley, the story of American literature is really many stories; of ancient indigenous peoples, early settlers, men and women enslaved and liberated, war and peace, and immigrants seeking better lives.

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Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature - Steven R. Serafin
Call Number: E-Books Credo Reference
ISBN: 0826418392
This book is a comprehensive guide to all British literature, including literature in English from the colonial and postcolonial periods in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, and New Zealand. Important authors from these areas are covered in substantive topical articles on their respective literatures

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How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Thomas C. Foster
Call Number: PN45 .F585 2014
ISBN: 9780062301673
Publication Date: 2014-02-25

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