A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works by Michael Cox

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Michael Cox is Senior Commissioning Editor, Reference Books, at OUP and is currently compiling The Oxford Chronology of English Literature on a freelance basis.

His previous books for the Press include The Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories and The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories (both with R. Gilbert); Victorian Detective Stories: An Oxford Anthology ; and The Oxford Book of twentieth /5(5). One of Authors with their 'significant' works listed, and the other an alphabetical list of aforsaid works.

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a person who writes books or articles. Learn more. DICTIONARY A generic name for a kind of reference book, usually devoted to the definition of words entered in alphabetic order, such as the Collins English Dictionary, but also including works of an encyclopedic nature, such as The Oxford Dictionary of Natural books are so closely associated with alphabetized entries that the phrase dictionary order is synonymous with alphabetic.

6 synonyms of writer from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 45 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for writer. Writer: a person who creates a written work. Author definition is - the writer of a literary work (such as a book).

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BUT. The more I’ve written, I’ve surprised myself with how little I use it. This isn’t a jab at writers who. This glossary of literary terms is a list of definitions of terms and concepts used in the discussion, classification, analysis, and criticism of all types of literature, such as poetry, novels, and picture books, as well as of grammar, syntax, and language a more complete glossary of terms relating to poetry in particular, see Glossary of poetry terms.

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