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 365
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  • ISBN-10: 1414499701
  • ISBN-13: 9781414499703
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 3.05 lbs ( 1.38 kgs)
  • 512 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2014, 2014
  • © 2015 | 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: Ihab Hassan, Leonardo Padura, and Leïla Sebbar.

What's New

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

Table of Contents

Ihab Hassan 1925- (Egyptian-born American literary critic, theorist, and autobiographer).
Leonardo Padura 1955- (Cuban novelist and essayist).
Leïla Sebbar 1941- (Algerian-born French novelist, essayist, and short-story writer).