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Writers : their lives and works

Author: Marek WalisiewiczDiana LoxleyJohnny MurrayKirsty Seymour-UreJames NaughtieAll authors
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Presents profiles of the world's greatest writers throughout history, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Mary Shelley, Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, Maya Angelou, and Haruki Murakami.

"A compelling celebration of more than 80 great novelists, poets, and playwrights from medieval times to the present day. [The book] explores the fascinating stories of their lives, their loves, and their works."--Back cover.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Walisiewicz; Diana Loxley; Johnny Murray; Kirsty Seymour-Ure; James Naughtie; DK Publishing, Inc.,
ISBN: 1465474773 9781465474773
OCLC Number: 1050335280
Notes: Includes index.
Credits: Editors: Marek Walisiewicz, Diana Loxley, Johnny Murray, Kirsty Seymour-Ure.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Pre-19th century --
Early 19th century --
Late 19th century --
Early 20th century --
Mid-20th century --
Writing today. Pre-19th century. Dante Alighieri ; Giovanni Boccaccio ; Geoffrey Chaucer ; François Rabelais ; Michel de Montaigne ; Miguel de Cervantes ; William Shakespeare ; John Donne ; John Milton ; Molière ; Aphra Behn ; Matsuo Bashō ; Daniel Defoe ; Jonathan Swift ; Voltaire --
Early 19th century. J.W. von Goethe ; William Wordsworth ; Jane Austen ; Mary Shelley ; Lord Byron ; Honoré de Balzac ; Victor Hugo ; Hans Christian Andersen ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Charles Dickens ; Charlotte and Emily Brontë --
Late 19th century. George Eliot ; Herman Melville ; Walt Whitman ; Charles Baudelaire ; Gustave Flaubert ; Fyodor Dostoyevsky ; Henrik Ibsen ; Leo Tolstoy ; Machado de Assis ; Emily Dickinson ; Mark Twain ; Thomas Hardy ; Emile Zola ; Henry James ; August Strindberg ; Guy de Maupassant ; Oscar Wilde ; Joseph Conrad ; Rudyard Kipling ; Anton Chekhov ; Rabindranath Tagore --
Early 20th century. W.B. Yeats ; Luigi Pirandello ; Natsume Sōseki ; Marcel Proust ; Willa Cather ; Thomas Mann ; Lu Xun ; James Joyce ; Virginia Woolf ; Franz Kafka ; Ezra Pound ; D.H. Lawrence ; Raymond Chandler ; T.S. Eliot ; Jean Rhys ; Marina Tsvetaeva ; F. Scott Fitzgerald ; William Faulkner ; Bertolt Brecht ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Ernest Hemingway ; Yasunari Kawabata --
Mid-20th century. Vladimir Nabokov ; John Steinbeck ; George Orwell ; Pablo Neruda ; Graham Greene ; Jean-Paul Sartre ; Samuel Beckett ; Naguib Mahfouz ; Albert Camus ; Aimé Césaire ; Dylan Thomas ; Marguerite Duras ; Saul Bellow ; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; Primo Levi ; Jack Kerouac ; Italo Calvino ; Günter Grass ; Gabriel García Márquez ; Maya Angelou ; Milan Kundera ; Chinua Achebe --
Writing today. José Saramago ; Derek Walcott ; Toni Morrison ; Alice Munro ; Nawal El Saadawi ; John Updike ; Cormac McCarthy ; Seamus Heaney ; J.M. Coetzee ; Isabel Allende ; Peter Carey ; Hwang Sok-yong ; W.G. Sebald ; Lorna Goodison ; Haruki Murakami ; Orhan Pamuk ; Mo Yan ; Arundhati Roy.
Responsibility: foreword by James Naughtie ; editors, Marek Walisiewicz, Diana Loxley, Johnny Murray, Kirsty Seymour-Ure.

Abstract:

Presents profiles of the world's greatest writers throughout history, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Mary Shelley, Thomas Hardy, William Faulkner, Maya Angelou, and Haruki Murakami.

"A compelling celebration of more than 80 great novelists, poets, and playwrights from medieval times to the present day. [The book] explores the fascinating stories of their lives, their loves, and their works."--Back cover.

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