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English Language and Literature

Southern Literature - Quick Guides

Fifty Southern Writers Before 1900.
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PS261 .F543 1987
These volumes offer lengthy entries on selected Southern writers. Each entry includes a Biography, major themes the author explored, a survey of criticism and an extensive bibliography including works by and about the writer. Entries are in alphabetical order.

Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PS261 .S595 2006
For those researchers looking for a quick introduction to a particular writer's life and works, this resource will be helpful. Entries are on particular writers, and average about a page in length.

Southern Literature - A Sample of In-depth Works from our Collection

The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PS261.C55 2002
This book covers the people, subjects and works of the South from a variety of different angles. Subjects are divided into a broad range of categories, including Authors; Cities and Towns; Customs, Rituals, and Icons; Historical Entities, Events, and Movements; Periodicals, Magazines, Newspapers, Presses; and Types and Stereotypes.

The History of Southern Literature
Drexel Library Book Shelves (2nd floor) PS261.H53 1985
This book offers an extensive and thorough introduction to Southern literature, including discussions of particular writers, themes, specific geographical areas and literary movements. The book is divided into sections on particular time periods, with specific chapters within those sections.