Malcolm Lowry: A Reference Guide. Boston: G.K. Hall,
1978. A thorough annotated checklist of essays, books, reviews,
and related commentaries on the life and works of the English/Canadian
novelist, poet, and short story writer Malcolm Lowry (1909-57).
Canadian Writers Since 1960, 1st series,
Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 53. Detroit: Bruccoli‑Clark‑Gale, 1986. This is the first of several DLB volumes
of biographical and bibliographical guides to Canadian writers.
Canadian Writers Since 1960, 2nd series, Dictionary of
Literary Biography, vol. 60. Detroit: Gale, 1987.
Canadian Writers 1920-1959, 1st series, Dictionary of
Literary Biography, vol. 68. Detroit: Gale, 1988.
Canadian Writers 1920-1959, 2nd series, Dictionary of
Literary Biography, vol. 88. Detroit: Gale‑Bruccoli Clark
Canadian Writers 1890-1920, Dictionary of Literary
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Canadian Writers Before 1890, Dictionary of Literary Biography,
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“Janet Frame: An Enumerative Bibliography to 1990” (with
Alexander Hart). In The Ring of Fire: Essays on Janet
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Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Toronto: U of
Toronto Press, 2002. [xxii+1347 pages] With over 1200
entries, fully cross-referenced, this is a substantial guide to
Canadian literature in English, French, and other languages.
Topics included biocritical studies, genre surveys, Native languages
and mythologies, literary terms, the publication industry, newspapers,
film and other media, awards and prizes, popular culture, and book
design. Reviewing the book, George Fetherling calls it “the
only truly indispensable work on the subject, …a decade in the
making.” French critics cited the 300+ contributors and the
extensive articles, the chronology, and other finding aids. The critic
Sam Solecki comments: “This is a very impressive work of scholarship
that will be invaluable to scholars, students and general readers. I
can’t imagine anyone seriously interested in this country’s literatures
who will not want to own a copy.”