Contemporary Literary Criticism: Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Today's Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short Story Writers, Scriptwriters, & Other Creative Writers

  • Series Name: Contemporary Literary Criticism Series
  • Volume 292
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414446063
  • ISBN-13: 9781414446066
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.15 lbs ( 1.43 kgs)
  • 497 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • © 2010 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available

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Overview

Contemporary Literary Criticism covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Each of the approximately 200 essays per volume is prefaced by a full citation and annotation and most entries in the print series include an author portrait. Other features of Contemporary Literary Criticism in print include: A format familiar to librarians, fully indexes by author name, title and nationality, Coverage of nearly 3,000 authors, More than 200 volumes in print since 1974, and each volume includes cumulative author name, topic, and nationality indexes, as well as a volume-specific title index. A cumulative title index to the entire series is available separately.

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Contemporary Literary Criticism Series

CONTEMPORARY LITERARY CRITICISM covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text. Each of the approximately 200 essays per volume is prefaced by a full citation and annotation and most entries in the print series include an author portrait. Each volume includes cumulative author name, topic, and nationality indexes, as well as a volume-specific title index. A cumulative title index to the entire series is available separately.

Features and Benefits

  • Each volume of CLC features reprinted criticism and reviews on a set of noted authors and topics.
  • Each entry includes a brief Introduction, including an overview of author's biographical information; major works, and a critical reception section, followed by reprinted essays.
  • A format familiar to librarians.
  • Fully indexes by author name, title and nationality.
  • Coverage of nearly 3,000 authors.
  • More than 200 volumes in print since 1974.

What's New

  • Updated/new entries on Beryl Bainbridge 1934-.
  • Updated/new entries on Alan Bennett 1934-.
  • Updated/new entries on James Kelman 1946-.
  • Updated/new entries on Henning Mankell 1948-.
  • Updated/new entries on Richard Powers 1957-.

Reviews

"High quality. An indispensable source for both public and academic libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"This series is indispensable for any library serving either a population studying literature or a community of serious readers. The breadth of creative writers covered...is admirable." -- American Reference Books Annual

— ARBA

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Literary Criticism Series Advisory Board.
Beryl Bainbridge 1934-.
English novelist, short story writer, and nonfiction writer.
Alan Bennett 1934-.
English playwright, screenwriter, diarist, critic, and essayist.
James Kelman 1946-.
Scottish novelist, short story writer, essayist, and playwright.
Henning Mankell 1948-.
Swedish novelist and short story writer.
Richard Powers 1957-.
American novelist.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Author Index.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Topic Index.
CLC Cumulative Nationality Index.
CLC-292 Title Index.