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Contemporary Literature, 1970-Present
  • Authored by: Linda Trinh Moser and Kathryn West
  • From the Series: Research Guide to American Literature
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  • ISBN-10: 1438134045
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-3404-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 432


Contemporary Literature: 1970–Present covers American literature in the contemporary period, leading up to the present day. Ideal for student researchers, this new resource examines works, authors, movements, and themes.

Topics covered include:

  • Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street
  • Genre fiction and popular reading
  • Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies
  • Literature and the environment
  • David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Multiculturalism and globalization
  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
  • Postmodernism
  • John Updike's "Rabbit" novels
  • and more.



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