Contemporary Authors

Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787611832
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Students and users will find biographical information on more than 120,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters in the 'Contemporary Authors®' series. Sketches typically include personal information, addr

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0810319101
Release Date: 2003-10-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Author: Frances Carol Locher
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0810300311
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Students and users will find biographical information on more than 120,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters in the 'Contemporary Authors®' series. Sketches typically include personal information, addr

Contemporary Authors

Author: Tracey Watson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787678945
Release Date: 2005-08-26
Genre: Reference

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.

Novel Ideas

Author: Barbara Shoup
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820332796
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787678686
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 1945 to the Present

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781622750153
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Hispanic Writers

Author: Bryan Ryan
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0810376881
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Includes biographaphical and bibliographical information for over four hundred twentieth writers of Hispanic decent

Contemporary Writers

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0156214504
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Literary Criticism

Collects more than forty short reviews in which Virginia Woolf expresses her thoughts about and judgments of her contemporaries, the art of fiction, reading and criticism, and women novelists

Contemporary Authors

Author: Linda Metzger
Publisher: Contemporary Authors New Revis
ISBN: 078763090X
Release Date: 1999-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series brings you the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors, making it easy for you to identify what your patrons are reading and who they'll be studying next. 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 "RM" entries. A softcover cumulative index is sent with each odd-numbered volume.

Seven Contemporary Authors

Author: Thomas B. Whitbread
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477303481
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

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"