The Facts On File Companion to the World Novel: 1900 to the Present is a new two-volume reference guide featuring more than 600 entries on the world’s greatest modern novels and novelists, including everything from acknowledged classics to the best of contemporary fiction. Written in a clear, engaging style with contributions from literary scholars around the world, this appealing work is an essential tool for students of great literature. The analyses of novels and biographies of authors are complemented by appendixes including a bibliography and a list of writers by geographic region.
- Novelists, including Chinua Achebe,
Isabel Allende, Ba Jin, Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, Carlos Fuentes, Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann, Orhan Pamuk, Boris Pasternak, Marcel Proust, and José Saramago
- Major novels, such as Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front, Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, Elie Wiesel's Night, Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood, and Günter Grass's The Tin Drum
- An introductory survey of the development of the novel worldwide since 1900
- and more.
Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references. In two volumes.
About the Author(s)
Michael D. Sollars is associate professor of English at Texas Southern University. He is the editor of numerous books and scholarly journals and has published extensively on modernism, Samuel Beckett, and modern theater.