Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the USA, 5th ed., revised and enlarged

Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the USA, 5th ed., revised and enlarged

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The Bibliographical Guide remains the most useful handbook of its kind now available to scholars for research in the field. The fifth revised edition includes updating and considerable but highly selective expansion as well as a section on Women's Studies. This edition includes over 100 new editions as well as more than 750 additional studies and reference works for a total of approximately 1,900 reference items, all annotated with the exception of a few with explanatory subtitles.

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Preface xi

1. Aids to information on all subjects 3

2. Philosophy and general methodology of literary and historical study 8

3. Technical procedures in literary and historical research 11

Computer aids 15

4. Definitions of literary and related terms 16

5. Preparation of manuscripts for publication 18

6. Library of Congress catalogs and chief registers of U. S. publications 20

7. Indexes to contents of magazines 23

8. American studies or American civilization 25

Popular culture 29

9. American history: general tools 31

10. American history: special studies 38

11. Biography 45

12. Magazines 50

13. Newspapers 53

14. Book trade and publishing 55

15. Selected histories of ideas in the U. S. 60

16. Psychology 66

Psychology and literature 67

17. Philosophy 70

Transcendentalism 73

18. Religion in the U. S. 75

19. Women's studies in the U. S. 81

Women and literature in the U. S. 85

20. Chief general bibliographies of American literature 90

21. Chief general histories and selected critical discussions of American literature 95

22. Poetry 101

23. Drama, theater, and film 106

Film and literature 115

24. Fiction 117

25. Criticism 126

26. Humor, essay, and other special genres 132

Children's literature 136

27. Studies of the 17th and 18th centuries 137

28. Studies of 20th-century literature 142

29. Special topics and themes in American literature 146

Science fiction and utopian writings 151

Literature of the sea 154

30. Literary regionalism and selected studies of American regional literature 156

The Northeast 157

The Midwest 157

The South 158

The West 161

31. Racial and other minorities 165

Black 166

Jewish 171

Native American 174

Chicano 177

32. Relations with other countries 178

England 178

France 181

Germany 184

Italy 188

Japan 190

Latin America 192

Eastern Europe, including the USSR 193

General foreign 196

33. The American language 198

Dictionaries 199

Usage 201

Pronunciation 202

Linguistic geography 202

Dialect 204

Bilingualism 206

Names 206

34. Folklore 207

35. Comparative and general literature 210

Appendix: Principal biographies of 135 American authors 216

Index of subjects 223

Index of authors, editors, and compilers 238
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