Great World Writers: Twentieth Century - Vol. 7

Synopsis

This nicely illustrated reference for junior high and highschool students offers 20-page profiles of 93 of the world's most influential writers of the twentieth century. Arranged alphabetically, each profile provides facts about the writer's life and works as well as commentary on his or her significance, discussion of political and social events that occurred during his or her lifetime, a reader's guide to major works, and events, beliefs or traditions that inspired the writer's works. Authors featured include Chinua Achebe, Isabel Allende, Samuel Beckett, Italo Calvino, Chou Shu-jen, J. M. Coetzee, Joseph Conrad, Isak Dinesen, Carlos Fuentes, Gao Xingjian, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, William Golding, Nadine Gordimer, Vaclav Havel, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Yasunari Kawabata, Jamaica Kincaid, D. H. Lawrence, Doris Lessing, Yukio Mishima, Bharati Mukherjee, Iris Murdoch, R. K. Narayan, Pablo Neruda, Salman Rushdie, and Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)