Alphabetically arranged entries offer cross-referenced information on world writers, including biographical information, overviews of their works, and critical analyses of some.
From Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola, this work contains entries on 300 important writers not from the US, the UK, or Ireland. Entries contain biographical and bibliographical information, synopses of some major works, and, occasionally, critical commentary. Also included are entries discussing literary movements. The encyclopedia seems aimed at an undergraduate audience. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)