Few living authors have generated the critical attention that Toni Morrison has.
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: Heroes & Superheroes, First Edition (Info | Start here)
130 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series that form today's canon for academic coursework and library collections, with a focus on the hero/superhero genre.
Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique (Info | Start here)
This one-volume reference contains over 65 essays covering themes and concepts of graphic novels, including genres, time periods, foreign language traditions, social relevance, and craftsmanship such as penciling and inking.
This three-volume set contains 215 essays covering graphic novels and core comics series, focusing on the independents and underground genre, that form today's "canon" for academic coursework and library collections.
Offers 678 profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. The novel is discussed in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre.
Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Heroes & Heroines (Info | Start here)
The Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore series offers analytical articles and plot summaries of the major myths, fairy tales, and other traditional literature for studies in advanced high school and undergraduate classrooms.
408 articles on some of America's best-loved poets, including Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound, E.E. Cummings and Gwendolyn Brooks. New poets covered include Sherman Alexie, Sandra Cisneros, Alberto Rios and Shel Silverstein.