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By Brian W. Shaffer, Patrick O'Donnell, David W. Madden, Justus Nieland, John Clement Ball

This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference consultant to twentieth-century fiction within the English-language. With approximately 500 members and over 1 million phrases, it's the such a lot accomplished and authoritative reference advisor to twentieth-century fiction within the English language.Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 phrases written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by way of a global forged of best scholarsArranged in three volumes protecting British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and global Fiction, with each one quantity edited by way of a number one student within the fieldEntries hide significant 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 worksCovers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English around the 20th century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) in addition to the main activities, debates, and rubrics in the box (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the movie undefined, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

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1982). The Great Fire of London. London: Hamish Hamilton. Ackroyd, P. (1983). The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde. London: Hamish Hamilton. Ackroyd, P. (1984). T. S. Eliot. London: Hamish Hamilton. Ackroyd, P. (1985). Hawksmoor. London: Hamish Hamilton. Ackroyd, P. (1987). Chatterton. London: Hamish Hamilton. Ackroyd, P. (1989). First Light. London: Hamish Hamilton. Aldington, Richard MICHAEL COPP (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ALDINGTON, RICHARD Between 1929 and 1946 Aldington wrote eight novels and three collections of short stories.

Among his nonfiction writing, he published a critical survey of science fiction (New Maps of Hell, 1960a); a handful of political pamphlets (Socialism and the (c) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All Rights Reserved. , 1984a). While it is true that Amis wrote much that fell below his usual level of achievement, no one can deny his productivity or his influence, despite the critical reappraisals that haunted him from the mid-1980s until his death. Although Amis began his career as a poet in the late 1940s, fame would have to wait until 1954, when Lucky Jim was released.

His later years were blighted by the hostile reception of his biography of T. E. Lawrence in which Aldington sought to lay bare the truth as he saw it about this overmythologized hero figure. Toward the end of his life he achieved considerable success in the Soviet Union where a number of his books were translated in substantial editions. In February 1962 he was feted by the Soviet Writers’ Union on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. He died soon after this visit and was buried in Sury-en-Vaux.

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