World Writers in English

World Writers in English

by Jay Parini (Editor)

Overview

This two-volume set comprises critical and biographical essays on 40 writers who write primarily in English and are from parts of the former British Empire that were until recently considered marginal but no longer are, ranging from the Caribbean to Canada and New Zealand to Nigeria. Among those profiled are writers of fiction, poetry, and drama, and, of course, many who cross genres. Scholars of literature both in-country and from the anglophone heartland read the work of authors in whom they specialize in the context of their lives, emphasizing the cultural matrix that figures in their evolution. They also include primary and secondary bibliographies, and lists of published interviews. The entries are alphabetical through the two volumes, and are not indexed. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684312903
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Series: The Scribner Writers Series
Pages: 1100

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