Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the Present


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.

Black writers

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
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

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
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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.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television
Author: Ann Evory,Hal May
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810319158
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 492
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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress

Novel Ideas

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
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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

Seven Contemporary Authors

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
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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"

Hispanic Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors
Author: Bryan Ryan
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810376885
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 514
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Includes biographaphical and bibliographical information for over four hundred twentieth writers of Hispanic decent

Black Writers

A Selection of Sketches from Contemporary Authors
Author: Sharon Malinowski
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: N.A
Category: African Americans
Page: 721
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This text presents comprehensive coverage of more than 400 of the most-studied black authors from the Harlem Renaissance, social and political activitists and foreign black writers of interest to American Audiences.

Contemporary Authors

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

The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors


Author: Laura Miller,Adam Begley
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 455
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Profiles and critiques over two hundred contemporary authors, and includes the authors' suggested reading lists and essays on such topics as post-modern fiction and war novels.

Contemporary Authors Autobiography


Author: Gale Group,Lyn Andrews
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787619756
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 350
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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,

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Biblographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields
Author: Gale Group,Daniel Jones
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787620370
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 450
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, 'Contemporary Authors® 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

Contemporary Authors, Cumulative Index

Contemporary Authors; Volumes 1-256, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series;
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787690601
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 669
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The Writer's Journal

40 Contemporary Authors and Their Journals
Author: Sheila Bender
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 380
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Forty award-winning writers reveal the elements of the creative writing process through excerpts from their private journals, illuminating how they record what they observe and how their thoughts and observations end up in their work. Original.

Contemporary Authors

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
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Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series


Author: Joyce Nakamura,Shelly Andrews,Motoko Fujishiro Huthwaite
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810345140
Category: Authors
Page: 350
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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,

Contemporary Authors


Author: Susan M. Trosky
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810319523
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 500
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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

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series


Author: Gale Group,Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780787651923
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 480
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works53-56
Author: Frances C. Locher,Ann Evory
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9780810300224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 708
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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress