New Reference Book: Student’s Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 13th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Student’s Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S Baughman, Facts on File, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 810.9 B83S

Read about your favorite characters in classic American fiction.

Consider the use of music by Sherman Alexie’s Thomas-Builds-The-Fire from Reservation Blues.  Was L. Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale an example of “western practicality”?   Compare Esme, from “For Esme-With Love and Squalor” with Salinger’s other child characters.

Helpful for: Humanities, Literary Research, Browsing.

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