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The acclaimed Twayne's Authors Series of literary criticism, published by Gale imprint Twayne Publishers, offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements and to the development of literary genres. Twayne's Authors Series online features the content of nearly 600 books that comprise three print series - United States Authors, English Authors and World Authors - each of which were carefully coordinated with input from librarians and educators to include authors universally studied in high schools and colleges.

Twayne's Authors Series is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion written for readers ranging from high school students to scholars. Each entry explores criticism with new insights and original points of view.


This series spans the literary tradition through hundreds of years and includes 600 authors from around the world - from Aeschylus to Iris Murdoch. In addition to critical introductions to the lives and works of these authors, Twayne's Authors Series also illuminates the history and influence of literary movements and the development of literary genres. Each treatment devotes 175 to 200 pages to the critical interpretation and discussion of one author's life and works, taking into account important contributions to scholarship and criticism.


Twayne's Authors Series is the place where your love of literature meets the speed and efficiency of the Internet. Now students, faculty and other researchers can access these literary references with flexibility, simplicity and the following benefits:

  • Locate literary facts quickly with a simple but powerful interface designed the way students conduct research
  • Provide remote access to students, faculty and library patrons
  • Combine search criteria to make connections that are difficult or impossible using print resources


Now students, faculty and other researchers can browse through chapters, chronologies and bibliographies or search by:

  • Name: browse by alphabetical listing or enter an author's name
  • Genre: classifies authors into nine literary categories, including children's literature, drama, essays/criticism, memoirs/autobiography, nonfiction, novels, philosophy, poetry and short stories
  • Time period: eight eras, from ancient times to the 20th century
  • Nationality: authors representing 34 nationalities, including Australian, Brazilian, Chinese, Czech, Irish, Italian, Nigerian, Peruvian, Spanish and Welsh
  • Gender
  • Full text: for titles or keywords


Because Twayne's Authors Series is designed to work the way students conduct research, it is an ideal starting point for research papers on literary works and figures, special projects and presentations. Students can go directly to an entry on a specific author, combine search criteria for a more complex search, or explore thematic and chronological topics to make connections among writers. Twayne's Authors Series is available independently or as an integrated, add-on module of the Literature Resource Center, providing simultaneous searching of several Gale databases through a single interface.

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