The Literary Encyclopedia [Trial]

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Rutgers has temporary access to The Literary Encyclopedia through June 30, 2020.


The Literary Encyclopedia is a reference database of literary and cultural history. It aims to cover all of world literature. It contains biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors; and descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters. Articles are written by scholars from around the world, and the database is continuously updated. Users may browse the database by People, Works, or Context (keywords and topics relevant to literary history).

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The Literary Dictionary Company

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The Literary Dictionary Company