Robert Mixner

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African American Culture: An Encyclopedia of People, Traditions, and Customs

Covering subjects that are frequently mentioned in contemporary discourse but not always fully explained (see, for instance, the informative entry on historically Black colleges and universities), this is a valuable resource for a wide range of readers.
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Notable African American Writers

Comprehensive and useful for a variety of audiences.
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Critical Insights: Conspiracies

Recommended only for large literary criticism collections.
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African American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

Overall, a useful option for its target audience: students. The entries will be accessible to high schoolers, and possibly younger students, as well as college-level readers, who will learn much from the coverage of varied genres, from mystery, romance, and horror, influenced by African American writers.
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The History of American Literature on Film

Although slow going for most film buffs, this dense, scholarly work will appeal to academics interested in cinema studies.
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Critical Insights: Censored & Banned Literature

Most readers will home in on a specific essay or section, but they will likely find something useful in this wide-ranging text.
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Critical Survey of Graphic Novels: History, Theme, and Technique

A thorough, conscientious look at the topic, given the space provided. If the writing is sometimes dry, that’s an acceptable trade off: even though comics and graphic novels have risen in general and academic esteem, most writing on them mirrors the author’s enthusiasms, rather than going for general coverage. This volume is a solid corrective.

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Magill’s Literary Annual, 2019

A good starting point for research into current literature or as a readers’ advisory tool.

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Novels into Film: Adaptations & Interpretation

Recommended for those curious about how stories transition from the printed page to the big screen.
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