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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

Published in print January 1986 | ISBN: 9780195047714
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891030 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195047714.001.0001
The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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For nearly half a century, James D. Hart’s Oxford Companion to American Literature has offered a matchless guided tour through American literary culture, both past and present. This concise version contains brief biographies of important authors, plot summaries of individual works, descriptions of important literary movements, and a wealth of information on other aspects of American literary life and history from the Colonial period to the modern era. It devotes approximately 325 of the biographical entries to contemporary writers, such as William Kennedy, Grace Paley, and Raymond Carver.

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Abbott, Lyman (1835–1922) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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<i>Abie’s Irish Rose</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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<i>Absalom, Absalom!</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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<i>Acres of Diamonds</i> in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Abigail (1744–1818) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Alice (1926–1999) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Andy (1859–1935) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Charles Francis (1807–86) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Franklin P[ierce] (1881–1960) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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Adams, Hannah (1755–1831) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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