Social Protest Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors, and Themes

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 295 pages
The more than 450 entries in this volume survey the most important protest works of our time as well as the classics. Social Protest Literature: An Encyclopedia of Works, Characters, Authors and Themes discusses the lives and concerns of more than 100 writers, analyzes each work's themes, content, and targeted social problems; provides plot synopses and character sketches; demonstrates how major literary creations represent specific ideologies; and explores key social protest concepts in the context of historical events and social and cultural milieus.
Extensive cross-references direct readers to other works with similar themes, and a comprehensive bibliography suggests further reading. Offering insights into how various cultures have addressed the same societal problems, the encyclopedia is a valuable reference guide and teaching aid.

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Contents

Age of Innocence The
3
Anand Mulk Raj
9
Antiquity of Freedom The
15
Autobiography of an ExColored
46
Man The 21
71
Contents
74
El Saadawi Nawal
80
Fahrenheit 451
87
Mursal
175
Nekhludof Prince Dmitri
181
Offred
187
Pardiggle Mrs
201
Player Piano
207
Reardon Edwin
219
Scott Ida and Rufus
225
Song of the Shirt The
231

Franklin Miles
93
Golding William
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Hood Thomas
115
Hurston Zora Neale
121
Immigrant Communities
127
Lessing Doris
145
Looking Backward 20001887
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M
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Masks A Story
163
Misirahles Les
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Strife
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Contents
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Thompson Eloise Bibb
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Trueba Esteban
253
up out
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Yakovlich Sofron
271
References
277
Bakha 27
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About the author (1999)

Patricia D. Netzley is a professional writer who teaches and lectures on writing.

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