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Scribner Writers from Gale

Scribner Writers series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods. Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context. Articles are written by noted literary scholars, and the American Writers and British Writers series are managed and edited by Jay Parini, a novelist and professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College in Vermont. Additional titles are:

  • African American Writers
  • American Nature Writers
  • American Writers
  • American Writers Retrospective
  • American Writers Classics
  • Modern American Women Writers
  • British Writers
  • British Writers Retrospective
  • British Writers Classics
  • European Writers
  • African Writers
  • Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome
  • Books of the Bible
  • Latin American Writers
  • Latino and Latina Writers
  • Mystery and Suspense Writers
  • Poets: American and British
  • Science Fiction Writers
  • Supernatural Fiction Writers
  • World Poets
  • Writers for Children
  • Writers for Young Adults


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August 9, 2013


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