Contemporary Authors 1945 To The Present

Author by : Britannica Educational Publishing
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Description : 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.


Contemporary American Literature 1945 Present

Author by : Karen Meyers
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Description : Examines the works and lives of American writers from 1945 up to the present, covering the political events of that time period and analyzing the historical and cultural contexts of their writings.


The Cambridge Companion To British Fiction 1945 2010

Author by : David James
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 provides insight into the critical traditions shaping the literary landscape of modern Britain.


The Columbia Anthology Of Modern Japanese Literature

Author by : J. Thomas Rimer
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Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : In Volume 2 of Columbia's comprehensive anthology of modern Japanese literature, thoughtfully selected and carefully translated readings portray the vast changes that have transformed Japanese culture since the end of the Pacific War. Beginning with the Allied Occupation in 1945 and concluding with the early twenty-first century, these stories, poems, plays, and essays reflect Japan's heady transition from poverty to prosperity, its struggle with conflicting ideologies and political beliefs, and the growing influence of popular culture on the country's artistic and intellectual traditions. Organized chronologically and by genre within each period, readings include fiction by Hayashi Fumiko and Oe Kenzaburo; poems by Ayukawa Nobuo, Katsura Nobuko, and Saito Fumi; plays by Mishima Yukio and Shimizu Kunio; and a number of essays, among them Eto Jun on Natsume Soseki and his brilliant novel Kokoro (The Heart of Things), and Kawabata Yasunari on the shape of his literary career and the enduring influence of classical Japanese literature. Some authors train a keen eye on the contemporary world, while others address the historical past and its relationship to modern culture. Some adopt an even broader scope and turn to European models for inspiration, while others look inward, exploring psychological and sexual terrain in new, often daring ways. Spanning almost six decades, this anthology provides a thorough introduction to a profound period of creative activity.


Contemporary American Literature 1945 Present

Author by : Erik V. R. Rangno
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Description : American literature of the 20th century focuses on a variety of topics, from the violence of war and the struggle for civil rights to the social impact of technology and the moral significance of money. A concise, engaging guide to American contemporary literature, this volume provides information on 20th-century writers; the 1950s, 1960s, and beyond; contemporary American poetry; new voices; and the postmodern movement. Writers covered include: Bob Dylan, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Alfred C. Kinsey, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison, Adrienne Rich, J. D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, and more.


A Way To Measure Time

Author by : Bo Carpelan
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Publisher by : Finnish Literature Society
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Description : A Way to Measure Time is an anthology of contemporary Finnish poetry and prose, with texts ranging from 1945 to the present. Included is work by a total of 86 authors, most of it translated here for the first time. The texts reflect the social changes that inform the writing; during the half-century covered by this anthology, Finland has developed from a traditional agrarian society to a post-industrial one. The book begins with literary realism and progresses through modernism to contemporary post-modernist texts: 150 years of world literary development condensed, in Finland, into a span of 50 years.


Studies In Scottish Fiction

Author by : Susanne Hagemann
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Publisher by : Lang, Peter, Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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The Columbia Anthology Of Modern Japanese Literature From 1945 To The Present

Author by : J. Thomas Rimer
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Description : Organised chronologically and by genre within each period, these readings reflect profound changes in artistic styles, ideals, and tastes and the growing influence of popular culture.


A New Literary History Of Modern China

Author by : David Der-wei Wang
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Featuring over 140 Chinese and non-Chinese contributors, this landmark volume, edited by David Der-wei Wang, explores unconventional forms as well as traditional genres, emphasizes Chinese authors’ influence on foreign writers as well as China’s receptivity to outside literary influences, and offers vibrant contrasting voices and points of view.


Contemporary Gay American Poets And Playwrights

Author by : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.