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Online-Service mit Zugang zu biographischen und kritischen Essays zu Autorinnen und Autoren aller Epochen und Genres mit knappen bibliographischen Angaben. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem anglophonen Raum, doch werden auch andere Literaturen in unterschiedlichem Maße berücksichtigt. Die Datenbank kann einzeln oder gemeinsam mit Contemporary Authors (CA) durchsucht werden. Updates: vierteljährlich.

Dictionary of Literary Biography

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Gale Cengage

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This unparalleled resource for biographical and critical information on authors in all genres, from all time periods and from around the world provides electronic access to all volumes of the acclaimed Dictionary of Literary Biography series as well as the DLB Documentary series and the DLB Yearbook series.

The purpose of the series is to make literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and the reading public, while satisfying the needs of teachers and researchers. As the most important thing about a writer is his writing, the entries are career biographies, tracing the development of the author's canon and the evolution of his or her reputation while placing the author in the wider perspective of literary history. Students, scholars and teachers alike can make good use of these comprehensive overviews, which also include extensive lists of the authors' works and bibliographies of recommended biographical and critical resources.

Each DLB volume has an expert volume editor responsible for planning the volume, selecting figures for inclusion, and assigning the entries. Volume editors are also responsible for preparing, where appropriate, appendices surveying the major periodicals and literary and intellectual movements for their volumes, as well as lists of further readings. Work on the series as a whole is coordinated at the Bruccoli Clark Layman editorial center in Columbia, South Carolina, where the editorial staff is responsible for accuracy and utility of the published volumes.

This complete archive preserves the "book" feel of the original series and provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes. Search or browse to find the writer's biographical profile in the familiar Dictionary of Literary Biography print format, which includes:

  • A list of major works and editions
  • A biographical essay, generally averaging 3,000 to 5,000 words
  • A list of biographical and critical sources
  • Extensive illustrations, including author portraits, book jackets, and pages from manuscripts and drafts

While the separate Documentary series was discontinued after 19 volumes, documentary volumes continue to be published as part of the regular series. Each of the more than 50 documentary volumes provides an in-depth analysis of the subject - be it an author, topic, or publishing house - through a rich collection of primary documents, including items such as photographs, playbills, letters, diary entries, and manuscript pages.

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