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 362
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  • ISBN-10: 1414499671
  • ISBN-13: 9781414499673
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.15 lbs ( 1.43 kgs)
  • 544 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • © 2014 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Contemporary Literary Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned novelists, poets, playwrights, short-story writers, scriptwriters, and other creative writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genres and creators. Each entry includes a set of previously published reviews, essays and other critical responses from sources that include scholarly books and journals, literary magazines, interviews, websites, and other sources, carefully selected to create a representative history and cross-section of critical responses.

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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 entry includes a brief introduction, including an overview of author's biographical information; major works, and a critical reception section, followed by reprinted essays.
  • Entries in this volume include: Rudolfo Anaya, Gerald Murnane, Tom Robbins, and Terry Tempest Williams.

What's New

  • Each volume of CLC features reprinted criticism and reviews on a set of noted authors and topics.

Table of Contents

Rudolfo Anaya 1937- (Entry devoted to the novel "Bless Me, Ultima", 1972).
Gerald Murnane 1939- (Australian fiction writer and essayist).
Tom Robbins 1936- (American novelist and short-story writer).
Terry Tempest Williams 1955- (Entry devoted to the memoir "Refuge", 1991).