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Serafin, Steven

Overview
Works: 45 works in 321 publications in 1 language and 12,640 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Reference works  Bio-bibliography  Encyclopedias  Biography‡vDictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Originator
Classifications: PN771, 803
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Most widely held works by Steven Serafin
Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century by Steven Serafin( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century is especially valuable for its panoramic view of world literature, including excellent coverage of Third World literature not found in other sources. Through its previous editions and supplements, it has served as a classic international reference source for several decades"--Publisher description
Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century by Wolfgang Bernard Fleischmann( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Continuum encyclopedia of American literature by Steven Serafin( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature represents a collaborative effort, involving 300 contributors from across the United States and Canada
The Continuum encyclopedia of British literature( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The History of British literature is one of extraordinary breadth and complexity, extending from Aneirin and the poet of Widsith to Caedmon and the author of Beowulf; from Geoffrey of Monmouth to Geoffrey Chaucer; from the Golden Age of Scottish poetry to the King James Bible; from Spenser to Shakespeare; Donne and Milton to Dryden; Dr. Johnson to Jane Austen, Keats, Wordsworth, Coleridge, the Shelleys, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, and William Blake; from William Morris to Thackeray, Dickens, the Brontes, the Rossettis, Kipling, and Hardy; from Virginia Woolf and the modernists to the postmodern era." "This book is a comprehensive guide and companion to literature that is by definition British in scope and origin, including surveys of the literatures written in English from the colonial to the postcolonial experience in Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, and New Zealand. Specific authors from these literatures are treated in substantive topical articles on their respective literatures, unless the author is identified by nationality as British (such as Ben Okri, born in Nigeria; Caryl Philips, born in St. Kitts). Also included are Irish writers such as Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, and W.B. Yeats, whose work belongs to the tradition." "A special feature of The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature is the topical article. There are 70 such essays here, including African Literature in English, Art and Literature, Australian Literature, The Bloomsbury Group, Canadian Literature in English, Caribbean Literature in English, Colonial Literature, Detective Fiction (Before and Since 1945), Drama Since 1956, Elizabethan Literature, Feminism, The Gothic Novel, Indian Literature in English, Irish Literature, Middle English, Modernism, New Zealand Literature in English, Old English, Philosophy and Literature, Religion and Literature, Restoration Drama, Satire, Science Fiction, The Sermon, South African Literature in English, Victorian Women's Poetry, and more. Other special features include Monarchs of Great Britain, an Historical-Literary Timeline, Poets Laureate, and Literary Awards and Prizes." "Contributors from the UK and US are all experts in their fields: Elaine Aston on Caryl Churchill, Clive Barker on Charles Morgan, Peter Barnes on Ben Jonson, Jacques Berthoud on Joseph Conrad, Nora Crook on Percy Bysshe Shelley, Peter Finch on Poetry Since 1945, Norman Kelvin on William Morris, C.W.R.D. Moseley on William Shakespeare, Ian Ousby on Detective Fiction, Susanna Roxman on Margaret Drabble, John Sutherland on Anthony Trollope, Claire Tomalin on Samuel Pepys, Simon Trussler on Harold Pinter, Clive Wilmer on John Ruskin, Justin Wintle on Edward Gibbon, and many others."--Jacket
American literary biographers( Book )

18 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-four American writers who have made notable contributions to the canon of literary biography; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography. Includes a cumulative index
Encyclopedia of American literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth-century British literary biographers by Steven Serafin( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to introduce the lives and works of those individuals who influenced the development of literary biography as a recognizable genre during the century
Nineteenth-century British literary biographers by Steven Serafin( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to introduce the lives and works of those individuals who influenced the development of literary biography as a recognizable genre during the century
American literary biographers( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles more than thirty twentieth-century American literary biographers, presenting primary and secondary bibliographies and illustrated biographical essays that chronicle each writer's career in detail
Twentieth-century British literary biographers( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to introduce the lives and works of those individuals who influenced the development of literary biography as a recognizable genre during the century
Late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literary biographers by Steven Serafin( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to introduce the lives and works of those individuals who influenced the development of genre in accepting that "the biographer can create a work of truth and pleasure" by merging scholarship with creativity, thus establishing biography as a literary art
Twentieth-century Eastern European writers by Steven Serafin( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on some of the most prominent Eastern European writers from the twentieth-century from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Discusses the contributions of these authors who played a significant role in the growth, development, and preservation of their respective literatures. This rich and diverse literary history of Eastern Europe mirrors the depth and complexity of its social and political history
Twentieth-century Eastern European writers by Steven Serafin( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on some of the most prominent Eastern European writers from the twentieth-century from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Discusses the contributions of these authors who played a significant role in the growth, development, and preservation of their respective literatures. This rich and diverse literary history of Eastern Europe mirrors the depth and complexity of its social and political history
Twentieth-century Eastern European writers( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on writers from Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. Discusses authors who played significant roles in the growth, development and preservation of their respective literatures during an extraordinarily inventive and creative time period. As many of these authors had limited exposure in the West, these essays provide a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of Eastern Europe and its literary tradition
Twenty-first-century Central and Eastern European writers by Steven Serafin( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history. Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods
Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BAM : the complete works( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated overview of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), covering the institution's history and the countless artists integral to its identity
South Slavic and Eastern European writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles that provide information about major authors and aspects of twentieth-century world literature, arranged alphabetically from A-to-D
 
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Alternative Names
Serafin Steven

Serafin, Steven R.

Languages
English (230)

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The Continuum encyclopedia of American literatureThe Continuum encyclopedia of British literatureEncyclopedia of American literatureTwentieth-century Eastern European writersTwentieth-century Eastern European writersTwenty-first-century Central and Eastern European writersSouth Slavic and Eastern European writersEncyclopedia of world literature in the 20th centuryEncyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century