Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays written by recognized literary scholars and critics on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Additionally, you can search for scholarly articles, interviews, biographies and critical studies covering events, organizations, works, writers and the business of literature.

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