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 285
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1414439814
  • ISBN-13: 9781414439815
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.05 lbs ( 1.38 kgs)
  • 476 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 Homi K. Bhabha.
  • Updated/new entries on Neil Bissoondath.
  • Updated/new entries on Colm Toibin.
  • Updated/new entries on Helen Maria Viramontes.

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.
Homi K. Bhabha 1949-.
Indian Critic, essayist, and editor.
Neil Bissoondath 1955-.
Trinidadian-born Canadian novelist and writer of short stories and nonfiction.
Colm Toibin 1955-.
Irish novelist, journalist, travel essayist, playwright, and short story and nonfiction writer.
Helena Maria Viramontes 1954-.
American short story and screenplay writer, novelist, and editor.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Author Index.
Literary Criticism Series Cumulative Topic Index.
CLC Cumulative Nationality Index.
CLC-285 Title Index.