Critical Survey of Long Fiction, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587655462
  • ISBN-13: 9781587655463
  • DDC: 809.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 5849 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This new edition includes all 581 original author essays as well as 97 new ones, expanding the set to ten volumes and covering more than 60 countries and the literary fiction from the 10th century to the 21st. All the original essays were evaluated for their currency, and 130 of them were replaced or substantially revised, in some cases by the original contributors. The sections "Other Literary Forms," "Achievements," "Biography," and "Analysis" were updated to include recent developments: new titles or awards, changes in residence or employment, and alterations in critical and popular reception. For these essays, one or more sections on specific novels or novellas were added. The essays are arranged alphabetically by author. Each essay begins with full data on dates and places of birth and death, and a list of the author's "Principal Long Fiction." A brief overview of "Other Literary Forms" places the author in a larger literary context. Two longer sections, "Achievements" and "Biography," follow. "Analysis," the heart of the essay, describes the author's work in the long fiction form and examines it in terms of themes, typical concerns, characters, and motifs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Complete List of Contents.
Pronunciation Key.
1: Abe, Kōbō.
2: Abrahams, Peter.
3: Achebe, Chinua.
4: Adams, Alice.
5: Adams, Richard.
6: Agee, James.
7: Agnon, Shmuel Yosef.
8: Aguilera Malta, Demetrio.
9: Aiken, Conrad.
10: Ainsworth, William Harrison.
11: Aksyonov, Vassily.
12: Alain-Fournier.
13: Alas, Leopoldo.
14: Alcott, Louisa May.
15: Aldington, Richard.
16: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey.
17: Alegría, Ciro.
18: Aleichem, Sholom.
19: Alexie, Sherman.
20: Algren, Nelson.
21: Allende, Isabel.
22: Alvarez, Julia.
23: Amado, Jorge.
24: Amis, Kingsley.
25: Amis, Martin.
26: Anaya, Rudolfo.
27: Anderson, Sherwood.
28: Andrić, Ivo.
29: Appelfeld, Aharon.
30: Arenas, Reinaldo.
31: Armah, Ayi Kwei.
32: Arnow, Harriette.
33: Asch, Sholem.
34: Asimov, Isaac.
35: Asturias, Miguel Ángel.
36: Atwood, Margaret.
37: Auchincloss, Louis.
38: Austen, Jane.
39: Auster, Paul.
40: Azuela, Mariano.
41: Bainbridge, Beryl.
42: Baldwin, James.
43: Ballard, J. G..
44: Balzac, Honoré de.
45: Bambara, Toni Cade.
46: Banks, Russell.
47: Banville, John.
48: Barker, Pat.
49: Barnes, Djuna.
50: Barnes, Julian.
51: Baroja, Pío.
52: Barth, John.
53: Barthelme, Donald.
54: Bates, H. E..
55: Beattie, Ann.
56: Beauvoir, Simone de.
57: Beckett, Samuel.
58: Behn, Aphra.
59: Bellow, Saul.
60: Benet, Juan.
61: Bennett, Arnold.
62: Berger, Thomas.
63: Bernanos, Georges.
64: Bernhard, Thomas.
65: Berry, Wendell.
66: Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente.
67: Bolaño, Roberto.
68: Böll, Heinrich.
69: Bontemps, Arna.
70: Bowen, Elizabeth.
71: Bowles, Paul.
72: Boyle, Kay.
73: Boyle, T. Coraghessan.
74: Bradbury, Malcolm.
75: Bradbury, Ray.
76: Bradley, Marion Zimmer.
77: Braine, John.
78: Brautigan, Richard.
79: Broch, Hermann.