Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature
Author: Emer O'Sullivan
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0810874962
Available:
Release: 2010-11-22
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature
Author: M. Keith Booker
Pages: 434
ISBN: 9780810878846
Available:
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater
Author: Jan Sjåvik
Pages: 404
ISBN: 0810865017
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Release: 2006-04-19
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The literature of Scandinavia is amazingly rich and varied, consisting of the works produced by the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and stretching from the ancient Norse Sagas to the present day. While much of it is unknown outside of the region, some has gained worldwide popularity, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the stories of Isak Dinesen, and the plays of Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. While obviously including the area's most famous works, the Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater also provides information on lesser known authors and currents trends, literary circles and journals, and historical background. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, which together make this reference the most comprehensive and up to date work of its kind related to Scandinavian literature and theater available anywhere.

Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945

Historical Dictionary of German Literature to 1945
Author: William Grange
Pages: 388
ISBN: 9780810875197
Available:
Release: 2010-12-18
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of this period in German literature is told through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, a comprehensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on poetry, novels, historical narrative, philosophical musings, drama, and the exceptional writers who emerged and shaped German literature over the centuries.

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature
Author: Humphrey Carpenter,mphrey Carpenter,Mari Prichard
Pages: 586
ISBN: UOM:49015002917996
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Release: 1984
Editor: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive survey of children's literature features almost two thousand entries encompassing biographical sketches of authors, illustrators, printers, and publishers, as well as essays on the different genres, fictional characters and printing processes

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature
Author: William Hughes
Pages: 347
ISBN: 9780810872288
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.

Historical Dictionary of French Literature

Historical Dictionary of French Literature
Author: John Flower
Pages: 626
ISBN: 9780810879454
Available:
Release: 2013-01-17
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature

Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature
Author: Jonathan Stone
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780810871823
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Russian literature is most celebrated for its Romantic and modernist poetry and 19th-century novels. While literary traditions of varying sorts have been part of Slavic and Russian culture for over a millennium, it is only since the 18th century that they came to resemble literature from the West. The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.

Children s Literature

Children s Literature
Author: Matthew Orville Grenby
Pages: 232
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131700572
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introducing students to the unique challenges of working with children's literature, this title outlines what is different about writing for children followed by a succinct account of the often neglected history of children's literature.

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater
Author: Wenying Xu
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9780810873940
Available:
Release: 2012-04-12
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.

Historical Dictionary of Opera

Historical Dictionary of Opera
Author: Scott L. Balthazar
Pages: 562
ISBN: 9780810879430
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Release: 2013-07-05
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The information in the Historical Dictionary of Opera will help the reader identify central figures, works, concepts, and trends in the history of opera through selectively chosen entries that provide essential information and integrate that content within broad social or stylistic narratives. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, composers, individual keystone operas, cities and terms. This book is a vital reference tool for students, teachers, and to all opera lovers, performers, and composers who seek information about the development of the genre.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater
Author: J. Scott Miller
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781538124420
Available:
Release: 2021-06-05
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 500 cross-referenced entries authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater
Author: Scott J. Miller
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780810863194
Available:
Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.

Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period

Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period
Author: Bertil van Boer
Pages: 664
ISBN: 9780810873865
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Release: 2012-04-05
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period covers the music of the Classical Period (1728-1800) with both forerunners and successors briefly described. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on composers, genres, styles, significant patrons or musicians, musical instruments, and terms demonstrating the global reach of the music of this era. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about classical music.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780810874732
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Release: 2011-06-10
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Art and Architecture provides an overview of Romanticism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the late 18th century style. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 cross-referenced dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Romanticism.

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780810874749
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Release: 2011-02-11
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Neoclassical Art and Architecture provides an overview of Neoclassicism, focusing on its major artists, architects, stylistic subcategories, ideas, and historical framework of the 18th century style found mainly in Europe and the United States. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 200 dictionary entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures and events.

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema

Historical Dictionary of British Cinema
Author: Alan Burton,Steve Chibnall
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9780810880269
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Release: 2013-07-11
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of British Cinema has a lot of ground to cover. This it does with over 300 dictionary entries informing us about significant actors, producers and directors, outstanding films and serials, organizations and studios, different films genres from comedy to horror, and memorable films, among other things. Two appendixes provide lists of award-winners. Meanwhile, the chronology covers over a century of history. These parts provide the details, countless details, while the introduction offers the big story. And the extensive bibliography points toward other sources of information.

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music
Author: Nicole V. Gagné
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780810879621
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Release: 2011-09-16
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, and it engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890 to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar to new music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music
Author: Joseph P. Swain
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9780810878259
Available:
Release: 2013-06-06
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Baroque music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers of the Western tradition, and above all for lovers of Baroque music.

Historical Dictionary of Canada

Historical Dictionary of Canada
Author: Barry M. Gough
Pages: 271
ISBN: 081083541X
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Scarecrow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This dictionary is a handy reference to students of Canadian studies, Canadian history, Canadian government, and colonization studies. Includes a bibliography, maps, and appendixes of Canadian government leaders.