The sea and nice Lakes have encouraged American authors from colonial instances to the current to supply enduring literary works. This reference is a complete survey of yankee sea literature. The scope of the encyclopedia levels from the earliest revealed topic produced within the colonies to modern experiments in released prose, poetry, and drama. The booklet additionally recognizes how literature supplies upward push to variations and resonances in tune and picture and contains insurance of nonliterary themes that experience still formed American literature of the ocean and nice Lakes.

The alphabetical association of the reference enables entry to proof approximately significant literary works, characters, authors, subject matters, vessels, areas, and concepts which are primary to American sea literature. all of the numerous hundred entries is written by way of a professional contributor and lots of supply bibliographical details. whereas the encyclopedia comprises entries for white male canonical writers akin to Herman Melville and Jack London, it additionally provides enormous recognition to ladies at sea and to ethnically varied authors, works, and subject matters. the quantity concludes with a chronology and a listing of works for additional reading.

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