Thomas Riggs


Reference Guide to American Literature

St. James Press, Fourth Edition, 1999
Award: RUSA Outstanding Reference Source

Publisher’s Description

“The Reference Guide to American Literature focuses on the rich diversity of individuals that comprise an important group of American novelists, poets, dramatists, and essayists. The introduction, written by Lewis Leary and Warren French, has been updated and expanded by John Istel, Amy Ling, Charles E. May, Marco Portales, A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, and Linda Wagner-Martin and features sections discussing the multi-ethnic history and literature of the United States.

Entries include expanded multi-ethnic representation and profile more African Americans, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American writers and works, as well as writers who concentrate on women's and gay and lesbian issues."

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