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Membership costs just $18.95 for a full year (circa £12.00 or €13.80) or $9.95 for a month. It gives you access to over 15 million words in reference and critical material covering all of world literature: American, British, Canadian, Hispanic, Classics, German, French, Italian, Slavic, East European, postcolonial and much more. With articles solicited by invitation from specialist scholars in higher education institutions all over the world, refereed and approved by subject editors in our Editorial Board, the LE is thus uniquely selective, reliable and authoritative. Its online format allows for rapid publication and frequent updating of articles; its integrated digital resources (author life-chronologies, customisable timelines, thematic or course-oriented bookshelves, related article clusters, critical bibliographies) respond dynamically to research and learning demands.

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