The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction

By: M. A. Orthofer (author)Paperback

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This user-friendly resource is the perfect reference for English-language readers who are eager to explore fiction from around the world. Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this guide introduces the styles, trends, and genres of the world's literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge Chinese works to Latin American narco-fiction and award-winning French novels. The book's critical selection of titles defines the arc of a country's literary development. Entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors. Compiled by M. A. Orthofer, an avid book reviewer and the founder of the literary review site the Complete Review, this reference is perfect for readers who wish to expand their reading choices and knowledge of contemporary world fiction.

About Author

M. A. Orthofer is the founder, managing editor, and lead contributor to the Complete Review and its blog The Literary Saloon. Launched in 1999, the Complete Review has been praised by the Times Literary Supplement, Wired, and the New York Times Book Review, which called the site "one of the best literary destinations on the Web." Orthofer has also served as judge for the Best Translated Book Award and the Austrian Cultural Forum's ACF Translation Prize, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.


Introduction Europe France, Belgium, and Switzerland Spain and Portugal Italy Greece Germany, Austria, and Switzerland Netherlands and Belgium Scandinavia Baltic States Eastern Europe I Eastern Europe II Russia, Soviet Union, and Central Asia United Kingdom and Ireland Sub-Saharan Africa Southern Africa Central Africa East Africa West Africa Lusophone Africa North Africa, Middle East, and Turkey Arabic-Speaking Countries Israel Turkey Iran and Afghanistan Asia Indian Subcontinent Southeast Asia I Southeast Asia II China, Tibet, and Taiwan Japan South Korea and North Korea Oceania Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific Latin America Brazil South America Mexico and Central America Caribbean North America United States and Canada Appendix 1. Translation into English, by the Numbers Appendix 2. Supplemental Resources Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780231146753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780231146753
  • ISBN10: 0231146752

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