Released on 1998Categories Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Terrie M. Rooney

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787619949

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 513

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
Released on 2007-09Categories Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Amy Elisabeth Fuller

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787678872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 456

View: 654

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.
Released on 2011Categories Biography & Autobiography

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

View: 343

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
Released on 1998-04Categories Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Lyn Andrews

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787619744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 518

View: 346

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.)
Released on 2004-09Categories Literary Criticism

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787667048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 292

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.
Released on 1996-03Categories Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary Authors Autobiography

Contemporary Authors Autobiography

Author: Joyce Nakamura

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810393301

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 888

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.)
Released on 2010-06-28Categories Literary Criticism

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers

Author: Gabriella de Beer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789548

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 306

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.
Released on 2020-12-10Categories Literary Criticism

Authorship’s Wake

Authorship’s Wake

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 259

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.
Released on 1999-01-01Categories Literary Collections

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria

Contemporary Jewish Writing in Austria

Author: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803229232

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 406

View: 348

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."
Released on 2016-05-13Categories Social Science

Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories

Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories

Author: Sandro Segre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317160519

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 304

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.
Released on 2010-10-04Categories Literary Criticism

Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia

Celebrity and Glamour in Contemporary Russia

Author: Helena Goscilo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136924354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 363

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.