Popular Contemporary Writers

Full Title Popular Contemporary Writers
ISBN 0761476024
ISBN13 9780761476023
Publisher Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Overview Intriguingly, the format for this reference is somewhat juvenile-11 slim volumes, big type fonts, sidebars, and abundant illustrations; but the content is more sophisticated than the design suggests, and the audience will be broad, including libraries serving high school and community college students as well as the general public. The 96 thoughtfully prepared author profiles cover biographical information and critical commentary; illustrations include color photos of the authors-headshots and others less formal-as well as quite interesting works of art. The writers were selected according to two criteria: they are widely read by both young and old and, in addition, their works are esteemed by critics and educators and are likely to be enduring. In his introduction editor Sharp (English, Binghamton U.) discusses the nuances involved in distinctions between popular and literary and the inclusion of writers of mystery and crime, science fiction and fantasy, and non fiction, as well as those who can't easily be categorized. This set is identified as a companion to Great American Writers: Twentieth Century (2002) and Great World Writers: Twentieth Century (2004). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Subjects U.S. Literature - Reference
British Authors - 20th Century - Literary Biography
Literary Biography - Reference
U.S. Authors - 20th Century - Literary Biography
British Literature - Reference


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