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Comparative Literature

This is a guide to starting research in comparative literature.

Find Background Sources

These sources provide background information on authors, theories, texts, genres, trends in scholarship, and literary movements.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography is an extensive set of over 300 reference books covering all aspects of literary history, with a specific focus on literary biographies. 

The following is a small sample of volumes related to comparative literature:

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