Substantial contribution to English encyclopedias of German literature; authoritative two-volume set features in-depth treatment of the authors, works, topics & influences of German literary studies. Arranged in A-to-Z format, the articles are both definitive & critical.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography - Gale
All volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biographyare labeled "Reference;" however they are shelved with other parts of the Gale literary ciriticism series under the windows on the Second Street side of the Library.