American Mystery and Detective Writers (Dictionary of Literary Biography Series)

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Unlike other volumes in the series, this one does not profile writers of a particular era but instead focuses on one novel published in 1897. Aiming to provide a convenient and thorough resource for scholars (interest is burgeoning; the vampire myth remains widely popular), Miller (Memorial U. of Newfoundland) provides an introductory essay. She then presents a plethora of material—essays, selections, and primary documents—in three sections on Bram Stoker's life and career, the vampire before Dracula, and literary contexts for the novel. B&w illustrations complement the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Plan of the Series xv
Introduction xvii
Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-1983) 3
Chingiz Aitmatov (1928- ) 9
Vassily Aksyonov (Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov) (1932- ) 15
Andrei Amalrik (1938-1980) 35
Natal'ia Vladimirovna Baranskaia (1908- ) 40
Vasilii Ivanovich Belov (1932- ) 46
Andrei Georgievich Bitov (1937- ) 52
Iurii Vasil'evich Bondarev (1924- ) 64
Lidiia Chukovskaia (1907-1996) 72
Iulii Daniel' (Nikolai Arzhak) (1925-1988) 77
Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev (1918-1998) 83
Evgeniia Ginzburg (1904-1977) 89
Lidiia Iakovlevna Ginzburg (1902-1990) 95
Anatolii Tikhonovich Gladilin (1935- ) 103
Daniil Granin (1918- ) 108
Irina Grekova (Elena Sergeevna Venttsel') (1907-2002) 115
Fazil' Abdulevich Iskander (1929- ) 120
Iurii Pavlovich Kazakov (1927-1982) 138
Anatolii Kuznetsov (A. Anatoly) (1929-1979) 150
Vladimir Emel'ianovich Maksimov (1930-1995) 155
Nadezhda Iakovlevna Mandel'shtam (1899-1980) 164
Vladimir Rafailovich Maramzin (1934- ) 172
Iurii Markovich Nagibin (1920-1994) 177
Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov (1911-1987) 187
Vera Fedorovna Panova (1905-1973) 194
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) 202
Valentin Grigor'evich Rasputin (1937- ) 230
Anatolii Naumovich Rybakov (1911-1994) 242
Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov (1907-1982) 250
Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin (1929-1974) 266
Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov (1915-1979) 280
Andrei Siniavsky (Abram Tertz) (1925-1997) 296
Vladimir Alekseevich Soloukhin (1924-1997) 317
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918- ) 324
Arkadii Natanovich Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Natanovich Strugatsky (1933- ) 356
Vladimir Fedorovich Tendriakov (1923-1984) 366
Iurii Valentinovich Trifonov (1925-1981) 373
Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov (A. Sanin) (1937-1972) 387
Georgii Vladimov (1931-2003) 397
Vladimir Nikolaevich Voinovich (1932- ) 406
Sergei Pavlovich Zalygin (1913-2000) 422
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinov'ev (1922- ) 429
Checklist of Further Readings 437
Contributors 443
Cumulative Index 447
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2005

    Excellent Reference Book For Mystery Fans

    AMERICAN MYSTERY AND DETECTIVE WRITERS contains career biographies of thirty-three leading mystery authors such as John D. MacDonald, Walter Mosley, Robert B. Parker, Rex Stout, Earl Derr Biggers, Tony Hillerman, Edward D. Hoch, S.S. Van Dine, John Dickson Carr and F. van Wyck Mason. The entries are carefully researched and very readable. This volume is part of the ambitious and award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series which also includes AMERICAN HARD-BOILED CRIME WRITERS (Volume #226).

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