Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists.

By: Woods, TimContributor(s): Woods, TimMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2001Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (428 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203188026Subject(s): Fiction -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticism | NovelistsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Who's Who of Twentieth Century NovelistsDDC classification: 809.3 LOC classification: PN3503 -- .W66 2001Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Halftitle -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Dedication -- Preface -- A -- Who's Who of Twentieth-Century Novelists -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Appendix: Literary prizes.
Summary: Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.
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Cover -- Halftitle -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Dedication -- Preface -- A -- Who's Who of Twentieth-Century Novelists -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z -- Appendix: Literary prizes.

Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.

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This compact, clearly written guide to influential novelists of the postwar era features writers whose works are in English or who have made a significant impact in English-speaking countries. Arranged alphabetically by novelist, the book contains over 800 concise entries with biographical information, literary achievements, and brief descriptions of the major novels. Woods (English, Univ. of Wales) states in the preface that his goal is to include important "noncanonical" novelists who may have been overlooked in traditional reference guides, i.e., South American, Asian, African, and other non-Anglo fiction writers, as well as popular contemporary novelists (such as Danielle Steel and Barbara Cartland) who enjoy a wide readership but are generally excluded from literary scholarship. Although such broadness of scope is useful and should be applauded, the book would have been greatly enhanced by the addition of adequate bibliographies. For at least half of the entries, Woods fails to include bibliographical references to critical material of any kind; most of the remaining entries contain a single, meager, sometimes out-of-date reference. This book still has merit as a succinct, inexpensive tool for quick referral. It should be noted, however, that virtually all of the novelists featured here also appear in Gale's ubiquitous Contemporary Authors in richer and fuller detail. Purchase where needed, but for many institutions, this is not a necessary acquisition. Ellen Sullivan, Ferguson Lib., Stamford, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Tim Woods is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of Beginning Postmodernism (Manchester University Press, 1999).

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