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UMI offers new Hazlitt concordances on fiche and CD-ROM.

Literary scholars can now approach the works of English critic William Hazlitt through UMI concordances in two compact media: microfiche and CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat format.

The new UMI research collection, Concordances to the Major Writings of William Hazlitt, helps researchers locate keywords and concepts in Hazlitt's works on prominent British writers. Keyed to The Complete Works of William Hazlitt, edited by P. P. Howe after the edition of A. R. Waller and Arnold Glover (London, J. M. Dent and Sons, 1930-1934), the concordances provide word for word coverage in context.

Hazlitt (1778-1830) was the first English writer to make a large part of his livelihood from descriptive and critical essays. A self-educated man, he wrote on every author who caught his interest, from Chaucer to Shakespeare to his own contemporaries.

Plans call for the compilation of two concordances per year by editors James A. Houck and Charles Nelson of Youngstown State University, encompassing these titles by Hazlitt:

* Round Table * Characters of Shakespear's [sic]

Plays * Lectures on the English Poets * Lectures on the English Comic

Writers * Lectures on the Dramatic Literature

of the Age of Elizabeth * Table Talk * Spirit of the Age * Plain Speaker * Political Essays

Each concordance will reproduce approximately 1,000 printed pages on 105 x 148mm microfiche. The text will be replicated on CD-ROM in Adobe Acrobat, a portable document format that preserves essential features of the original concordance document while providing easily browsable and searchable text. Version 2.0 of the Adobe Acrobat Reader for both Windows and Macintosh will be included on the CD-ROM.

For more information, call UMI, Ann Arbor, MI, 800/521-0600, ext. 3797.

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