The Social Impact of the Novel: A Reference Guide

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Greenwood Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 393 pages
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"This volume surveys works written in or translated into English from 30 different countries throughout the world, including Senegal's So Long a Letter, Australia's Coonardo, and the Chinese novel Waves, which attacked Communism and its cultural revolution." "Readers will discover fresh insights into familiar European works, such as the plight of poor middle-class women in Jane Eyre, and the exposure of socialist threat to individualism in Animal Farm and A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. Teachers using literature for interdisciplinary studies will find this guide helpful in identifying and researching essential works of world literature."--BOOK JACKET.

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CLAUDIA DURST JOHNSON, former chairperson of English at the University of Alabama, is currently a freelance scholar and writer in Berkeley, California. She is the author of books on American history and literature, as well as theater history. She is also series editor for Greenwood Press's Exploring Social Issues through Literature Series and the Literature in Context Series, for which she has authored several volumes including Understanding To Kill A Mockinggird and Understanding The Grapes of Wrath.VERNON JOHNSON, a graduate of Vanderbilt University, has wide experience as author, theater director, and professor of world literature. He is co-author of Understanding The Crucible. He now resides in Berkeley, California where he continues to write and teach.

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