Download or read book Contemporary Authors PDF or another Format written by Terrie M. Rooney and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1998 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Charles Frazier Joshua Henkin Gabrielle Reeche Arthur Stringer
Download or read book Contemporary Authors New Revision PDF or another Format written by Daniel Jones and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1998-12 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.
Download or read book Contemporary Authors PDF or another Format written by Amy Elisabeth Fuller and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2007-09-05 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Download or read book 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors PDF or another Format written by Bernard Alger Drew and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles
Download or read book Contemporary Authors PDF or another Format written by Lyn Andrews and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1998-04 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each of the 30 volumes in this series presents about 20 autobiographical essays written exclusively for the series, allowing your patrons to approach each author's life from a unique, highly personal vantage point. Varying in style and length (minimum 10,000 words) and international in scope, authors' essays are brimming with reflections and insights.A unique resource for studies on the memoir, each essay is illustrated with photographs supplied by the author and followed with a complete bibliographic listing of works. Every volume also provides a cumulative subject index to the more than 450 entrants in the series. Featured authors include:Diane AckermanGeorge BoweringDennis BrutusRita DoveHoward FastMichael GilbertLarry HeinemannGarrett HongoSandra McPhersonGerald VizenorAnne WaldmanElie WieselTobias WolffAnd many more(Note: this series has been discontinued, however new autobiographical essays will appear periodically in the Contemporary Authors series.)
Download or read book Contemporary Authors PDF or another Format written by Julie Keppen and published by Contemporary Authors. This book was released on 2004-09 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Find biographical information on more than 115,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, addresses, career history, writings, work in progress, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments and informative essays about their lives and work. A softcover cumulative index is published twice per year (included in subscription).
Download or read book Contemporary Mexican Women Writers PDF or another Format written by Gabriella de Beer and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2010-06-28 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mexican women writers have moved to the forefront of their country's literature in the twentieth century. Among those who began publishing in the 1970s and 1980s are Maria Luisa Puga, Silvia Molina, Brianda Domecq, Carmen Boullosa, and Angeles Mastretta. Sharing a range of affinities while maintaining distinctive voices and outlooks, these are the women whom Gabriella de Beer has chosen to profile in Contemporary Mexican Women Writers. De Beer takes a three-part approach to each writer. She opens with an essay that explores the writer's apprenticeship and discusses her major works. Next, she interviews each writer to learn about her background, writing, and view of herself and others. Finally, de Beer offers selections from the writer's work that have not been previously published in English translation. Each section concludes with a complete bibliographic listing of the writer's works and their English translations. These essays, interviews, and selections vividly recreate the experience of being with the writer and sharing her work, hearing her tell about and evaluate herself, and reading the words she has written. The book will be rewarding reading for everyone who enjoys fine writing.
Download or read book Authorships Wake PDF or another Format written by Philip Sayers and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, The Death of the Author. This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.
Download or read book Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria PDF or another Format written by Dagmar C. G. Lorenz and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Devoted to collecting the finest Jewish writing from around the world, the Jewish Writing in the Contemporary World series consists of anthologies, by country, that are designed to present to the English-speaking world authors and works deserving international consideration. As a series, the books permit a broad examination of the international crosscurrents in Jewish thought and culture.øContemporary Jewish Writing in Austria presents a gathering of writers from several generations who have published a remarkable range of works in recent decades. The result is a diverse portrait of Jewish experience in Austria since the Second World War. Dagmar C. G. Lorenz has assembled an extraordinary roster of literary talents, ranging from authors born in the early decades of this century to writers born after the Shoah. The volume maps a complex tradition of Jewish discourse marked by a profound awareness of the literary past, by the failure of a long-anticipated Austrian-Jewish symbiosis, and by the unparalleled tragedy of the Shoah. It is a modern tradition that has made an essential contribution to Austria?s literary history while remaining, in Lorenz?s words, "distinct and unassimilated."
Download or read book Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories PDF or another Format written by Sandro Segre and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-13 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology, covering schools of thought or intellectual movements within the discipline, as well as the work of individual scholars. The author provides not only a rigorous exposition of each theory, but also an examination of the scholarly reception of the approach in question, considering both critical responses and defences in order to reach a balanced evaluation. Chapters cover the following theorists and perspectives: ¢ Alexander ¢ Bourdieu ¢ Ethnomethodology ¢ Exchange Theory ¢ Foucault ¢ Giddens ¢ Goffman ¢ Habermas ¢ Luhmann ¢ Merton ¢ Network and Social Capital Theory ¢ Parsons ¢ Rational Choice Theory ¢ Schutz and Phenomenalism ¢ Structuralism ¢ Symbolic Interactionism An accessible and informative treatment of the central approaches in sociology over the course of the last century, this volume marks a significant contribution to sociological theory and constitutes an essential addition to library collections in the areas of the history of sociology and contemporary social theory.
Download or read book Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia PDF or another Format written by Helena Goscilo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-10-04 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to explore the phenomenon of glamour and celebrity in contemporary Russian culture, ranging across media forms, disciplinary boundaries and modes of inquiry, with particular emphasis on the media personality. The book demonstrates how the process of ‘celebrification’ in Russia coincides with the dizzying pace of social change and economic transformation, the latter enabling an unprecedented fascination with glamour and its requisite extravagance; how in the 1990s and 2000s, celebrities - such as film or television stars - moved away from their home medium to become celebrities straddling various media; and how celebrity is a symbol manipulated by the dominant culture and embraced by the masses. It examines the primacy of the visual in celebrity construction and its dominance over the verbal, alongside the interdisciplinary, cross-media, post-Soviet landscape of today’s fame culture. Taking into account both general tendencies and individual celebrities, including pop-diva Alla Pugacheva and ex-President and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the book analyses the internal dynamics of the institutions involved in the production, marketing, and maintenance of celebrities, as well as the larger cultural context and the imperatives that drive Russian society’s romance with glamour and celebrity.
Download or read book Marginality in the Contemporary British Novel PDF or another Format written by Nicola Allen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-08-08 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 'Marginal' as a concept has become an integral part of the British novel as it stands at the turn of the century. Both popular and literary fiction since the mid-1970s has seen an increasing emphasis on the marginal subject. This study offers readings of a wide range of contemporary British novels that represent characters or communities at the margin of society. Nicola Allen analyses three conceptual categories representing the marginal subject in the contemporary British novel: the character of the misfit or outsider; the emergence of the grotesque; and the rediscovery of previously marginalized narratives such as myth and fantasy. This innovative and original monograph focuses on the contention that the contemporary novel of marginality conveys a belief in the socially transformative powers of narrative, and suggests that narrative has played a central role in bringing marginal politics and marginal issues to the fore in contemporary Britain.
Author : David Ward
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2017-02-13
ISBN 10 : 9783319466484
Pages : 241 pages
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Download or read book Contemporary Italian Narrative and 1970s Terrorism PDF or another Format written by David Ward and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-02-13 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is about literary representations of the both left- and right-wing Italian terrorism of the 1970s by contemporary Italian authors. In offering detailed analyses of the many contemporary novels that have terrorism in either their foreground or background, it offers a “take” on postmodern narrative practices that is alternative to and more positive than the highly critical assessment of Italian postmodernism that has characterized some sectors of current Italian literary criticism. It explores how contemporary Italian writers have developed narrative strategies that enable them to represent the fraught experience of Italian terrorism in the 1970s. In its conclusions, the book suggests that to meet the challenge of representation posed by terrorism fiction rather than fact is the writer’s best friend and most effective tool.
Download or read book Nineteenth-century Literature Criticism PDF or another Format written by Laurie Lanzen Harris and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers and other creative writers who lived between 1800 and 1900, from the first published critical appraisals to current evaluations.
Download or read book Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy PDF or another Format written by Jenny Bryan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy is often characterised in terms of competitive individuals debating orally with one another in public arenas. But it also developed over its long history a sense in which philosophers might acknowledge some other particular philosopher or group of philosophers as an authority and offer to that authority explicit intellectual allegiance. This is most obvious in the development after the classical period of the philosophical 'schools' with agreed founders and, most importantly, canonical founding texts. There also developed a tradition of commentary, interpretation, and discussion of texts which itself became a mode of philosophical debate. As time went on, the weight of a growing tradition of reading and appealing to a certain corpus of foundational texts began to shape how later antiquity viewed its philosophical past and also how philosophical debate and inquiry was conducted. In this book leading scholars explore aspects of these important developments.
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Download or read book The American Novel After Ideology, 19612000 PDF or another Format written by Laurie Rodrigues and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claims of ideology's end are, on the one hand, performative denials of ideology's inability to end; while, on the other hand, paradoxically, they also reiterate an idea that 'ending' is simply what all ideologies eventually do. Situating her work around the intersecting publications of Daniel Bell's The End of Ideology (1960) and J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey (1961), Laurie Rodrigues argues that American novels express this paradox through nuanced applications of non-realist strategies, distorting realism in manners similar to ideology's distortions of reality, history, and belief. Reflecting the astonishing cultural variety of this period, The American Novel After Ideology, 1961 - 2000 examines Franny and Zooey, Carlene Hatcher Polite's The Flagellants (1967), Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), and Philip Roth's The Human Stain (2001) alongside the various discussions around ideology with which they intersect. Each novel's plotless narratives, dissolving subjectivities, and cultural codes organize the texts' peculiar relations to the post-ideological age, suggesting an aesthetic return of the repressed.