The Twayne Companion to Contemporary World Literature is a reference anthology of literary criticism on world literature, with a focus on the last quarter century. Twayne Publishers has collaborated with the second oldest literary journal in the United States, World Literature Today.
This title provides a synthesis of some of the world's best writers and is of relevance to researchers in fields beyond literature, including politics, society, culture, gender studies, religion, and current events.
Essay titles by major writers include: Octavio Paz's "The Liberal Tradition"; Elie Wiesel's "A Vision of the Apocalypse"; Maria Vargas Llosa's "Social Commitment and the Latin American Writer"; and J. Hillis Miller's "World Literature in the Age of Telecommunications."
The latest trends are conveyed in critical essays which include: "Erotic Glasnost: Sexuality in Recent Russian Literature"; "A Hundred Years of Arab Women's Writings"; "Slavery and the African Imagination"; "Avant-Garde Poetry in China"; "The Literary Response to the Iranian Revolution"; "Milan Kundera: Dialogues with Fiction"; and "Nadine Gordimer: Nobel Laureate in Literature."