Ms. Thompson/AP Literature/Short Story Research/Spring 2018
The Short Stories for Students series provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Each entry includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance. Print copies of volumes 1-24 are available in the library. Digital copies of volumes 1-42 are available through Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Twayne's Authors Series is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements. The library has some authors in print (in the 800s section of the library) and others in digital format through Gale Virtual Reference Library.
The Great American Writers & Great World Writers series both contain biographical author information, including an extended discussion of significant events in each writer's life, as well as information on the writer's work, which looks at recurring themes and issues in the author's works. Also included is a section which analyzes the author's most notable works. These books are available in print in the library.
Masterplots II Short Story Series offers information about the short story, the story's themes and meanings, and the story's style and technique. It is available only in print from the library's reference room.