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Contains author biographies, bibliographies, critical essays, overviews of literacy works, and links to author-related Web sites. Includes full-text articles from over 250 literary journals and access to numerous literature sources including: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literature Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Search by author, title, keyword, authors by type and historical timeline. [Thomson Gale]
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