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Junior Paper Reference Books

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Literary Criticism

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Gale's Index to Literary Criticism  Use this to locate materials in the reference books published by Gale.  Once you locate a book, use the catalog to see if we have it and get the call number to locate the book on the shelf.


Reference Books


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American Ethnic Writers



Roth, Anaya, Soto, Cisneros, Angelou, Ellison, Tan, Douglass, Silko, Hurston  Rider, Janine. " Their eyes were watching God." American Ethnic Writers. Ed. David Peck. Vol. 1. Pasadena: Salem, 2001. 232-5.Print.






American Writers


Twain, Chopin, Roth, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Anaya, Heller, Vonnegut, Wolfe, Russo, Wharton, Bradbury, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Angelou, Ellison, Tan, Sincliar, Crane, Douglass, Silko, Hurston, O'Brien, Boyle, Mason, Hughes Toutonghi, Pauls. "T.C. Boyle." American Writers. Ed. Jay Parini. Vol. 8. New York :  Scribner's, 2001. 1-17. Print.




Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction



Angelou, Asimov, Boyle, Bradbury, Crane, Ellison, Fitzgerald, Guterson, Heller, Hemingway, Kerouac, Mason, McCarthy, Roth, Smith, Steinbeck, Tan, Twain, Sinclair, Vonnegut, Wharton, Wolfe, Wouk, Heim, William. "The Jungle."  Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. Ed. Kirk Beetz, Ph.D. Vol. 4. Osprey: Beacham, 1996. 2226-9. Print.



Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults

REF 809.89283 BEACHAM'S

Twain, Fitzgerald, Heller, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Hemingway, Asimov, Steinbeck, Cormier, Angelou, Ellison, Sinclair, Gaines, Crane, Smith Shackelford, Lynne P. "Catch-22." Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. Ed. Kirk H. Beetz,.  Vol 1. Washington D.C: Beacham, 1989. 192-8. Print.

Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography


Vol 2: Twain, Chopin, Hemingway, Crane, Stowe

Vol 3: Fitzgerald

Vol 4: Wolfe, Steinbeck, Sinclaire, Hughes

Vol 5: Ellison, Kerouac

Vol 6: Roth, Vonnegut, Bradbury,Gaines,


Colvert, James B."Stephen Crane" Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography. Vol 2. Detroit: Gale, 1988. 86-109. Print.

Contemporary Literary Criticism


(Use separate paper index to locate volume and page numbers  or try Gale's Index to Literary Criticism) 

Anaya, Angelou, Asimov,  Bradbury,  Clarke, Crane, Ellison, Gaines, Griffin, Guterson,  Hajdu, Heller, Hemingway, Hughes, Hurston, Kerouac,  Kingsolver, Mason, O'Brien,  Silko,  Smith, Steinbeck, Sinclair, Vonnegut, White, Wolfe,  Wouk, Yates,  Yezierska,

Butler,Jack. " She Hung the Moon and Plugged in All the Stars." New York Times Book Review 10 Apr. 1988: 15. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 55. Ed. Roger Matuz. Detroit: Gale, 1989. 65-66. Print.




Critical Survey of Short Fiction


Twain, Wharton, Chopiin, Roth, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Cisneros, Vonnegut, Clarke, Wolfe, Wharton, Bradbury, Asimov, Steinbeck, Angelou, Mason, Ellison, Tan, Gaines, Crane, Douglass Williams, Donna Glee. "Tim O'Brien." Critical Survey of Short Fiction. Ed. Charles E. May. Vol.5. Pasadena: Salem, 2001. 1790-3. Print.





Current Biography


Roth, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Griffin, Wouk, Heller, Clarke, Asimov, Steinbeck, Angelou, Ellison, Tan, Sinclair, Gaines, Vonnegut, Hurston, White, O'Brien, Boyle, Smith. Kerouac
"Griffin, John Howard."  Current Biography. Ed. Charles Moritz. 1960. New York: Wilson, 1961. 166-7. Print.

Dictionary of Literary Biography


Vol 1: Stowe

Vol 4: Wharton, Hemingway, Hughes

Vol 6: McCarthy

Vol 7: Hughes, Steinbeck

Vol 8: Bradbury

Vol 9: Wolfe, Wharton, Sinclair, Steinbeck, Hemingway

Vol 11: Twain

Vol 12: Crane, Wharton, Twain

Vol 16: Kerouac

Vol 82: Anaya


McDowell, Margaret B. "Edith Wharton." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Karen Lane Rood.Vol 4. Detroit: Gale, 1980.408-12. Print.


The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel



Twain, Roth, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Anaya, Wouk, Cisneros, Heller, Vonnegut, Wharton, Bradbury, Hemingway, Asimov, Steinbeck, Angelou, Ellison, Tan, Sinclair, Gaines, Crane, Bradbury, MeCarthy, Guterson, Silko, Hurston,  Boyle, Stowe,Rizzuto, Douglas, Chopin, Clarke,  Meyer, Michael. "John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath." The Facts on FIle Companion to the American Novel. Ed. Abby H.P. Werlock. Vol 2. New York : Facts on File, 2006. 523-7. Print.





Great American Writers: Twentieth Century



Fitzgerald, Wharton, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Cormier, Angelou, Ellison, Tan, Sinclair, Gaines, McCarthy, Hurston, O'Brien Morton-Mollo, Sherry. "Ralph Ellison". Great America Writers: Twentieth Century. Ed. R Baird Shaman. Vol. 4. New York:  Cavendish, 2002. 459-74. Print.






The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature



Twain, Rodriquez, Roth, Fitzgerald, Anaya, Soto, Wouk, Cisneros, Heller, Asimov. Angelou, Tan, Douglass, Guterson, Silko, Stowe, Kerouac, Chander, Harish. "Ellison, Ralph Waldo". The  Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American  Literature. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson. Vol.2. Westport: Greenwood, 2005. 653-5. Print.


Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, Race and Prejudice




Literary Themes for Students:

The American Dream






Twain, Chopin, Griffin, Anaya, Heller, Houston, Angelou, Ellison, Sinclair, Douglass, Crane, Guterson, O'Brien, Stowe



"King of the Bingo Game," Literary Themes for Students Race and Prejudice. Ed. Anne Marie Hacht. Vol 2. New York: Gale, 2006.  341-2. Print.


Masterplots II


Twain, Anaya, Roth, Kingsolver, Fitzgerald, Wouk, Heller, Vonnegut, Wolfe, Wharton, Bradbury, Hemingway, Asimov,  Tan, Gaines, McCarthy, Silko, Hurston
Fiero, John W. "A Lesson Before Dying." Masterplots II. Ed. Steven G. Kellman. Vol. 3. Pasadena:  Salem, 2000. 1376-80. Print.


Non Fiction Classics for Students








Angelou, Douglass "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself". Nonfiction Classics for Students. Ed. Elizabeth Thomason. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2001. 236-67. Print.


Notable American Novelists


Twain, Chopin, Roth, Anaya, Wouk, Heller, Vonnegut, Wolfe,  Wharton, Hemingway,  Asimov, Steinbeck, Ellison, Sinclair, Crane, Bradbury, Hurston, Stowe Hallman B. Bryant "Upton Sinclair."Notable American Novelists. Ed. Carl Rollysun. Vol. 3. Pasadena: Salem, 2000. 945-54. Print.


Notable Latino Writers


Anaya, Cisneros, Soto

Duarte-Valverde, Gloria A. "Sandra Cisneros."  Notable Latino Writers. Vol. 1. Pasadena: Salem, 2006. 200-7.


Novels for Students


Vol 1: Twain, Heller, Bradbury, Hemingway, Tan,

Vol 2: Angelou, Ellison, Fitzgerald,  Cisneros, Cormier,

Vol 3: Chopin, Vonnegut, Hurston

Vol 4: Crane, Silko,

Vol 5: Frome

Vol 6: Stowe

Vol 7: Steinbeck, Soto, Gaines

Vol 11: Wharton

Vol 12: Anaya

Vol 13: Guterson

Vol 20: Fitzgerald

Vol. 25: Roth

Vol.39: Stockett

"Maggie : a Girl of the Streets." Novels for Students. Ed. Ira Mark Milne and Timothy Sisler. Vol. 20. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 102-23. Print.


Popular Contemporary Writers


Kingsolver, Soto, Cisneros, Vonnegut, Clarke, Bradbury, Asimov, Roth, Wolfe


Cisneros, Sandra."Caramelo." Popular Contemporary Writers. Ed. Michael D. Sharp. Vol. 3. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2006. 363-80. Print.


Short Stories for Students

REF 808.83 SHORT


Ellison, O'Brien, Crane, Silko
"The Things They Carried." Short Stories for Students. Ed. Tim Akers and Jerry Moore. Vol. 5. Detroit: Gale, 1999. 318-34. Print.

Twentieth-century literary criticism


Vol 1: Fitzgerald

Vol 3: Wharton

Vol 5: Chopin

Vol. 6 Fitzgerald

Vol 9: Wharton

Vol 10: Smith,

Vol 11: Crane

Vol 12: Twain

Vol 14: Chopin Fitzgerald

Vol 17: Crane

Vol 19: Twain

Vol 27: Wharton

Vol 28; Fitzgerald

Vol 32: Crane

Vol 36: Twain

Vol 48: Twain

Vol 53: Wharton

Vol 55: Fitzgerald

Vol 59: Twain

Vol 121: Hurston

Vol 131: Hurston



Coxe, Louis O. "What Edith Wharton Saw in Innocence." New Republic 132.26 (1955): 16-18. Rpt. in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Laurie Di Mauro. Vol. 53. Detroit: Gale, 1994. 366-8. Print.


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