Contemporary Popular Writers

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020134537
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 528
Author: Dave Mote
Publisher: St James Press

Download and read online Contemporary Popular Writers in PDF and EPUB Contains brief entries for over three hundred contemporary authors


Popular Contemporary Writers

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ISBN: 0761476024
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 11
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Download and read online Popular Contemporary Writers in PDF and EPUB Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.


The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature

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ISBN: 9781135053376
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Number of pages: 244
Author: Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Vampire in Contemporary Popular Literature in PDF and EPUB Prominent examples from contemporary vampire literature expose a desire to re-evaluate and re-work the long-standing, folkloristic interpretation of the vampire as the immortal undead. This book explores the "new vampire" as a literary trope, offering a comprehensive critical analysis of vampires in contemporary popular literature and demonstrating how they engage with essential cultural preoccupations, anxieties, and desires. Drawing from cultural materialism, anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender studies, and postmodern thought, Piatti-Farnell re-frames the concept of the vampire in relation to a distinctly twenty-first century brand of Gothic imagination, highlighting important aesthetic, conceptual, and cultural changes that have affected the literary genre in the post-2000 era. She places the contemporary literary vampire within the wider popular culture scope, also building critical connections with issues of fandom and readership. In reworking the formulaic elements of the vampiric tradition — and experimenting with genre-bending techniques — this book shows how authors such as J.R. Ward, Stephanie Meyers, Charlaine Harris, and Anne Rice have allowed vampires to be moulded into enigmatic figures who sustain a vivid conceptual debt to contemporary consumer and popular culture. This book highlights the changes — conceptual, political and aesthetic — that vampires have undergone in the past decade, simultaneously addressing how these changes in "vampire identity" impact on the definition of the Gothic as a whole.


100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

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ISBN: 9781598844450
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 439
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors in PDF and EPUB 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


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

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ISBN: 9781438129709
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 433
Author: Geoff Hamilton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works in PDF and EPUB Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the work of English-language fiction writers born since 1960. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-Speaking literary world.


Ladies Laughing

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ISBN: 9781134385867
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Number of pages: 200
Author: Barbara Levy
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Ladies Laughing in PDF and EPUB This engaging and accessible book examines the world of seven contemporary, popular American women writers and their individual use of wit as a subtle and effective strategy to engage, or "control", the reader. A chapter is devoted to each of the seven writers - Lisa Alther, Rita Mae Brown, Nora Ephron, Shirley Jackson, Alison Lurier, Grace Paley, and Anne Tyler - and discusses their writings and their use of wit in the context of their lives. An opening chapter frames wit and control in psychological realities, and a concluding chapter summarizes the power of wit. A bibliography of the writers' works is also included, making this an ideal introduction and companion to these writers and their works.


Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

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ISBN: 0313316279
Release Date: 2002
Number of pages: 407
Author: Laurie Champion
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers in PDF and EPUB Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.


Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work

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ISBN: 9781438140674
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Number of pages:
Author: Brian Jones
Publisher: Infobase Learning

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work in PDF and EPUB Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with the English-language fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.


Isn t Justice Always Unfair

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ISBN: 0879727233
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 369
Author: J. Kenneth Van Dover
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online Isn t Justice Always Unfair in PDF and EPUB Isn't Justice Always Unfair? explores the uncommonly long and uncommonly rich relationship between the fictional detective and his or her South. It covers the satires and parodies of Mark Twain, the stories of Melville Davisson Post and Irvin S. Cobb, and includes the many writers who are using the detective story to compose inquiries into the character of life in the South today. At the center of the book lies an analysis of William Faulkner's exploitation of the genre.


It is Written

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ISBN: OCLC:809553589
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages:
Author: Bradon T. L. Smith
Publisher:

Download and read online It is Written in PDF and EPUB This thesis examines the representation of two broad fields of science - the new physics (relativity and quantum mechanics) and the modern biological synthesis (genetics and evolutionary theory) - in two genres of writing - popular science writing and narrative fiction. Specifically, I consider the representations of determinism in recent works by a number of writers from both genres, concentrating on the literary techniques employed by popular science writers, and the scientific concepts incorporated by contemporary authors. I argue that there is a tendency in popular science books on the new physics to emphasise the indeterminacy supposedly implied by those theories, and that a number of recurrent metaphors are integral to this representation. Similarly, I find that the novelists and playwrights drawing on ideas from this field of science (such as Amis, Stoppard, Frayn and McEwan) also emphasise this indeterminacy, but in addition that they use these concepts borrowed from physics to question the adequacy of science as a monistic epistemological system. Popular science writing on genetics has a propensity, even while acknowledging the importance of environmental factors, to present a 'gene-centric' view, prioritising the effect of the genes in the development of an organism. Although these writers would (and do) deny the validity of genetic determinism, the emphasis on the role of genes and our evolutionary development gives support to the idea of the determining function of our biology. The metaphors and narratives used by popular science writers are again central to this representation. I go on to show how contemporary fiction writers (particularly McEwan and Byatt), in appropriating ideas from these scientific fields, critique this idea of biological determinism, and furthermore that they raise doubts about an exclusively scientific understanding of the world. I conclude this thesis by offering some thoughts on the epistemological role that literature might play in the face of this apparent dominance of a scientific conception of knowledge.


100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

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ISBN: 1591584876
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 438
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Download and read online 100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors in PDF and EPUB Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.


Now Read on

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005143305
Release Date: 1994-01
Number of pages: 442
Author: Mandy Hicken
Publisher:

Download and read online Now Read on in PDF and EPUB This is a guide to popular modern fiction divided into writing genres, such as historical novels, macabre stories and science fiction. Each author entry within these novel types gives a brief history, outlines the writer's style and lists all the relevant published titles.


The Evolution of Modern Fantasy

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ISBN: 9781137515797
Release Date: 2015-07-09
Number of pages: 245
Author: J. Williamson
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online The Evolution of Modern Fantasy in PDF and EPUB In this comprehensive study, Williamson traces the literary history of the fantasy genre from the eighteenth century to its coalescence following the success of Tolkien's work in the 1960s. While some studies have engaged with related material, there has been no extended study specifically exploring the roots of this now beloved genre.


The Tell Tale Art

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ISBN: 9780786488360
Release Date: 2011-10-26
Number of pages: 208
Author: Christine A. Jackson
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online The Tell Tale Art in PDF and EPUB Greed and guilt, near-indecipherable codes, murder plots born of madness--these motifs drive the best modern mysteries, but they are rooted in the early nineteenth century and the carefully constructed fiction of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's methods of storytelling and suspense remain relevant, reappearing in detective novels and on screens large and small. This work examines a wide selection of today's mystery and thriller novels, films, television programs, and video games to explore Poe's ongoing influence on popular entertainment. Authors such as Michael Connelly, Stieg Larsson and Dennis Lehane.


Popular Contemporary Writers

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ISBN: 0761476016
Release Date: 2005-10
Number of pages: 1560
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

Download and read online Popular Contemporary Writers in PDF and EPUB Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.