Contemporary Authors Autobiography

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0787619752
Release Date: 1998-07-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 Autobiographical Series

Author: Joyce Nakamura
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0810345145
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Authors

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 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.

Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787620378
Release Date: 1999-04-01
Genre: Literary Collections

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

Author: Ann Evory
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0810319152
Release Date: 1985-10-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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

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"

Contemporary authors

Author: Gale Research Company
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 0787626678
Release Date: 1998-10-12
Genre: Literary Criticism

Find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).

Contemporary Authors

Author: Scot Peacock
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787646148
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) 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(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually