A collected work is a publication that is a compilation of previously published or unpublished material by a particular author or group of authors. Collected works can include a wide range of material, such as articles, essays, stories, poems, plays, and other types of writing. They may also include other types of media, such as photographs, artwork, or musical compositions. Collected works are often published after the author’s death, and are intended to preserve and make accessible the author’s body of work. They may also be published while the author is still alive, either as a way of showcasing the author’s work or as a way of making it more widely available.