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May 2016 · 3 volumes · 1,500 pages
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Cyclopedia of Literary Places
This brand-new edition analyzes the use of place in over 1,300 literary works. Joining the Masterplots family of literary reference, it completes the foundation of sources for the three primary approaches to literary criticism: story (Masterplots, Masterplots II), character (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters), and setting.
This set contains articles on over 1,300 literary works selected titles covered in Masterplots. The selected titles are those that best lend themselves to meaningful discussion of place as a literary device. The articles contain more than 6,000 separate place entries.
Each article provides a full title, author’s name and vital dates, type of work, type of plot, time of plot, and date of original publication. A brief introductory paragraph explains where the work is set and comments on themes and patterns in the work’s use of place. Discussions within the entries focus on how places are used as literary devices within the novels, plays, or poems in which they appear.
This second edition of Cyclopedia of Literary Places focuses on such memorable works as:
• The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
• Going After Cacciato by Tim O’Brien
• No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
• M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang
• Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
• ...and many, many more.
With so many descriptions of thousands of literary settings all in one easy-to-use reference guide, this updated edition of Cyclopedia of Literary Places is a must-have for academic libraries and literature programs around the country.