Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750152

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 360

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Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.
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New Revision Series

Author: Tracey Watson

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678944

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
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Author: Joyce Nakamura,Shelly Andrews,Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810345140

Category: Authors

Page: 350

View: 2790

Each of the 30 volumes in this series presents about 20 autobiographical essays written exclusively for the series, allowing your patrons to approach each author's life from a unique, highly personal vantage point. Varying in style and length (minimum 10,
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A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 455

View: 3940

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
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A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 8522

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
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Contemporary Authors Volumes 1-269, Contemporary Authors New Vivision Series

Author: Amy Elisabeth Fuller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414400297

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 1916

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Author: Gale Group,Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787619947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 3196

Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.
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Author: Gale Group,Lyn Andrews

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787619756

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 914

Each of the 30 volumes in this series presents about 20 autobiographical essays written exclusively for the series, allowing your patrons to approach each author's life from a unique, highly personal vantage point. Varying in style and length (minimum 10,
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Author: Susan M. Trosky

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 3083

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Hart Crane Jacques Derrida Rachel Ingalls William Butler Yeats
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A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Curent Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 4484

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
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Contemporary Authors Share the Creative Process

Author: Barbara Shoup,Margaret-Love Denman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332798

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 2663

Novel Ideas provides a substantial introduction to the elements of fiction followed by in-depth interviews with successful novelists who speak with candor and insight into the complex process by which a novel is made. This edition includes new and updated interviews as well as writing exercises to enhance its use in the writing classroom. Dorothy Allison recalls "deliciously self-indulgent" days of writing in her bathrobe, wrapped in misery and exultation; Peter Cameron explains how he made the move from short fiction to the novel with the aid of a music composer's notebook to track the movement of his characters. Writers as different as Ha Jin, Jill McCorkle, Richard Ford, and Michael Chabon describe their unique approaches to their work while consistently affirming the necessity of committing to the hard effort of it while also remaining open to surprise. Aspiring novelists will find hands-on strategies for beginning, working through, and revising a novel; accomplished novelists will discover new ways to solve the problems they face in process; and serious readers of contemporary fiction will enjoy a glimpse into the way novels are made. Includes interviews with: Dorothy Allison Larry Brown Peter Cameron Michael Chabon Michael Cunningham Robb Forman Dew Richard Ford Ha Jin Patricia Henley Charles Johnson Wally Lamb Valerie Martin Jill McCorkle Sena Jeter Naslund Lewis Nordan Sheri Reynolds S. J. Rozan Jane Smiley Lee Smith Theodore Weesner
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a selection of sketches from Contemporary authors : contains more than four hundred entries on twentieth-century black writers, all updated or originally written for this volume

Author: Hal May,Susan M. Trosky

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 619

View: 9048

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Essays on Cozzens, Miller, West, Golding, Heller, Albee, and Powers

Author: Thomas B. Whitbread

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477303480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 1970

These seven critical essays, each on a twentieth-century novelist, are disparate in content, but all are concerned with the problem of evil and inhumanity and with the paradoxes of human existence. Each essay discusses a different author, but this independence of subject is resolved into a central theme through the interpretive approach followed by the seven critics. Each of the contributors presents his subject against the background of the current disillusionment and frustration of our age. Underlying each essay are undertones of the "absurdity" of life today for those who consider it thoughtfully, and the contrast between what men would like reality to be and what they actually find. This unity of theme—the problem of evil, of inhumanity, of meaninglessness, the concern for the human being and his future—is developed in an interesting manner. It was exploited in different ways by the seven modern novelists discussed in the essays, and it is presented with different analytical techniques by the seven critics. Yet the reader senses the unity of feeling and purpose amid the diversity of fictional content and critical evaluation. Besdies the interpretive Introduction by Thomas B. Whitbread, the book contains the following essays: R. W. Lewis, "The Conflicts of Reality: Cozzens' The Last Adam" Alan Friedman, "The Pitching of Love's Mansion in the Tropics of Henry Miller" Roger D. Abrahams, "Androgynes Bound: Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts" George Clark, "An Illiberal Education: William Golding's Pedagogy" Vance Ramsey, "From Here to Absurdity: Heller's Catch-22" Anthony Channell Hilfer, "George and Martha: Sad, Sad, Sad" Robert G. Twombly, "Hubris, Health, and Holiness: The Despair of J. F. Powers"
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A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors

Author: Sharon Malinowski

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810377882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 721

View: 6655

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Author: Francis C. Locher

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 824

View: 4906

Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress
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a bio-bibliographical guide to current authors and their works

Author: Clare D. Kinsman,Christine Nasso,Gale Research Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810300279

Category: Authors, American

Page: N.A

View: 1742

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A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television and Other Fields

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787626679

Category: Authors

Page: 450

View: 9404

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New Revision Series

Author: Ann Evory

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810319318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 691

View: 9880

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, 'Contemporary Authorsо New Revision Series' brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These author profiles are essential to your holdings because
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A Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Televi

Author: F. R. Locher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810300200

Category: Reference

Page: 672

View: 3731

Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress
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