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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set
by Brian W. Shaffer and Patrick O'Donnell and David W. Madden


Overview - This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language.  Read more...

 
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More About The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set by Brian W. Shaffer; Patrick O'Donnell; David W. Madden
 
 
 
Overview
This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language.
  • Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars
  • Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field
  • Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ng g Wa Thiong'o) and their key works
  • Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile


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  • ISBN-13: 9781405192446
  • ISBN-10: 1405192445
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 1584
  • Dimensions: 8.6 x 10.9 x 4.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.71 pounds

Series: Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature #2

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