eBook Contemporary Authors: 1945 to the Present, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781622750153
  • DDC: 808.045
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2014
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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Sutzkever, Avrom.
2: Davies, Robertson.
3: Simon, Claude.
4: Pratolini, Vasco.
5: Schmidt, Arno.
6: Burroughs, William S..
7: Ellison, Ralph.
8: Paz, Octavio.
9: Duras, Marguerite.
10: Cortázar, Julio.
11: Berryman, John.
12: Thomas, Dylan.
13: Bellow, Saul.
14: Miller, Arthur.
15: Ogunde, Hubert.
16: Cleary, Beverly.
17: José Cela, Camilo.
18: Percy, Walker.
19: Hébert, Anne.
20: Dahl, Roald.
21: Vallejo, Antonio Buero.
22: Weiss, Peter.
23: McCullers, Carson.
24: Burgess, Anthony.
25: Lowell, Jr. Robert.
26: Brooks, Gwendolyn.
27: Bastos, Augusto Roa.
28: Clarke, Sir Arthur C..
29: Böll, Heinrich.
30: Spark, Dame Muriel.
31: Arreola, Juan José.
32: Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr.
33: Salinger, J.D..
34: Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
35: Murdoch, Dame Iris.
36: Lessing, Doris.
37: Asimov, Isaac.
38: Adams, Richard.
39: Bukowski, Charles.
40: Ailing, Zhang.
41: Lispector, Clarice.
42: Haley, Alex.
43: Kerouac, Jack.
44: Amis, Sir Kingsley.
45: Robbe-Grillet, Alain.
46: Vonnegut, Kurt.
47: Saramago, José.
48: Gaddis, William.
49: Sembène, Ousmane.
50: Mailer, Norman.
51: Behan, Brendan.
52: Heller, Joseph.
53: Bonnefoy, Yves.
54: Szymborska, Wislawa.
55: Calvino, Italo.
56: Gordimer, Nadine.
57: Kōbō, Abe.
58: Baldwin, James.
59: Capote, Truman.
60: Brutus, Dennis.
61: Yukio, Mishima.
62: Hoban, Russell.
63: Toer, Pramoedya Ananta.
64: O'Connor, Flannery.
65: Castellanos, Rosario.
66: Hawkes, John.
67: Vidal, Gore.
68: Fo, Dario.
69: Lee, Harper.
70: Ginsberg, Allen.
71: O'Hara, Frank.
72: Matute, Ana María.
73: Bly, Robert.
74: Grass, Günter.
75: Márquez, Gabriel García.
76: Albee, Edward.
77: Angelou, Maya.
78: Trevor, William.
79: Sendak, Maurice.
80: Fuentes, Carlos.
81: Aytmatov, Chingiz.
82: Dick, Philip K..
83: Kundera, Milan.
84: Rich, Adrienne.
85: Le Guin, Ursula K..
86: Kertész, Imre.
87: Osborne, John.
88: Adonis.
89: Walcott, Derek.
90: Barth, John.
91: Gelman, Juan.
92: Hughes, Ted.
93: Pinter, Harold.
94: Achebe, Chinua.
95: Goytisolo, Juan.
96: Doctorow, E.L..
97: Morrison, Toni.
98: Tranströmer, Tomas.
99: Munro, Alice.
100: Carré, John le.
101: Eco, Umberto.
102: Coover, Robert.
103: Updike, John.
104: Fugard, Athol.
105: Naipaul, Sir V.S..
106: Silverstein, Shel.
107: Plath, Sylvia.
108: Roth, Philip.
109: Voznesensky, Andrey.
110: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny.
111: McCarthy, Cormac.
112: Un, Ko.
113: Soyinka, Wole.
114: KenzaburŌ, Ōe.
115: Keneally, Thomas.
116: Kadare, Ismail.
117: Perec, Georges.
118: Llosa, Mario Vargas.
119: DeLillo, Don.
120: Pynchon, Thomas.
121: Stoppard, Sir Tom.
122: Thompson, Hunter S..
123: Thiong'o, Ngugi Wa.
124: Carver, Raymond.
125: Oates, Joyce Carol.
126: Murray, Les.
127: Heaney, Seamus.
128: Oz, Amos.
129: Atwood, Margaret.
130: Xingjian, Gao.
131: Coetzee, J.M..
132: Clézio, Jean-Marie Gustave Le.
133: Brodsky, Joseph.
134: Mukherjee, Bharati.
135: Irving, John.
136: Darwish, Mahmoud.
137: Allende, Isabel.
138: Shepard, Sam.
139: Jelloun, Tahar Ben.
140: Wilson, August.
141: Banville, John.
142: Jelinek, Elfriede.
143: Rushdie, Sir Salman.
144: Butler, Octavia E..
145: King, Stephen.
146: Mamet, David.
147: Spiegelman, Art.
148: Gibson, William.
149: Haruki, Murakami.
150: Amis, Martin.
151: Pamuk, Orhan.
152: Mantel, Hilary.
153: Motion, Sir Andrew.
154: Bolaño, Roberto.
155: MÜller, Herta.
156: Moore, Alan.
157: Larsson, Stieg.
158: Ishiguro, Kazuo.
159: Yan, Mo.
160: Houellebecq, Michel.
161: Kushner, Tony.
162: Doyle, Roddy.
163: Wallace, David Foster.
164: Chabon, Michael.
165: Rowling, J.K..
166: Mitchell, David.
167: Eggers, Dave.
168: Smith, Zadie.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.