Find biographies and literary criticism of poets and poetry. The Gale Literary Database search allows you to search across three different databases: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
This reference contains around 400 entries on 20th-century American poets, poems, and related topics. Entries on individual poets include a critical treatment of the poet's achievements, biographical information, and a list of published books of poetry as well as other writings.
Provides the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for students, scholars, and poets on all aspects of its subject including history, movements, genres, prosody, rhetorical devices, and critical terms.
Contains entries describing the people, places, beliefs, and practices of Chaucer's day. Entries devoted to daily life include those on taverns, travel, food and money. References to classical, biblical, and other literature are entry topics, as are the people and places named in Chaucer's works. The significant noble figures in Chaucer's work and life are described and the text includes a lengthy bibliography.