As its title suggests, "The Contemporary Novel" provides comprehensive bibliographic information for the critical literature on contemporary novels in English. In this new edition, what was already an expansive work has been updated and further enlarged to include information not only on American and British novelists but also on writers in English from around the world. Although most references are for journals and books representing literary scholarship, the authors have also included information on other resources where they felt the materials would contribute a unique or unusually interesting perspective on the work. The result is a comprehensive reference work that provides researchers with a broad perspective on each novelist and his or her body of work. Arranged for fast, easy access to information, the book lists novelists alphabetically by name, and then lists the references to each novelist's work alphabetically by author name. Complete bibliographic information is included for each citation. Unmatched in scope and depth of coverage, "The Contemporary Novel" is an essential addition to every literary reference collection.
Author Biography: Irving Adelman is Head Reference Librarian at East Meadow Public Library on Long Island, NY. Rita Dworkin is former Head Adult Services Librarian at East Meadow Public Library on Long Island, NY.