Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases Contemporary Authors and Literature Resource Center. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres and find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
This comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. Also includes full-text ebooks of literary classics.
Offers biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.
Literary commentary in ebook format. Good for historic and older works.
Collects and organizes literary commentary representing a variety of genres, time periods, and nationalities. Compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts, each entry focuses on an author, work, or topic and includes critical essays, reviews, and other materials reprinted from periodicals, scholarly journals, monographs, and books that are specially selected to provide a representative range of viewpoints and a chronological record of the critical responses.
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