Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 4-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Contemporary Literary Criticism assembles critical responses to the writings of the world's most renowned novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, scriptwriters, and other creative writers and provides supplementary biographical context and bibliographic material to guide the reader to a greater understanding of the genres and creators. Each entry includes a set of previously published reviews, essays and other critical responses from sources that include scholarly books and journals, literary magazines, interviews, websites, and other sources, carefully selected to create a representative history and cross-section of critical responses.
Features & Benefits
- Entries in this volume include: Tahar Ben Jelloun, Contemporary Brazilian Literature (Topic entry), Michel Houellebecq, and David Mitchell.
- Each entry includes a brief Introduction, including an overview of author's biographical information
- major works, and a critical reception section, followed by reprinted essays.
Each volume of CLC features reprinted criticism and reviews on a set of noted authors and topics.