Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

October 30, 2020
Encyclopedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes

The sea and Great Lakes have inspired American authors fromcolonial times to the present to produce enduring literary works.This reference is a comprehensive survey of American sealiterature. The scope of the encyclopedia ranges from the earliestprinted matter produced in the colonies to contemporary experimentsin published prose, poetry, and drama. The book also acknowledgeshow literature gives rise to adaptations and resonances in musicand film and includes coverage of nonliterary topics that havenonetheless shaped American literature of the sea and GreatLakes.The alphabetical arrangement of the reference facilitates accessto facts about major literary works, characters, authors, themes,vessels, places, and ideas that are central to American sealiterature. Each of the several hundred entries is written by anexpert contributor and many provide bibliographical information.While the encyclopedia includes entries for white male canonicalwriters such as Herman Melville and Jack London, it also givesconsiderable attention to women at sea and to ethnically diverseauthors, works, and themes. The volume concludes with a chronologyand a list of works for further reading.https://products.abc-clio.com/abc-cliocorporate/product.aspx?pc=B3057C