Critical Survey of Long Fiction: Novelists with Gay and Lesbian Themes

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Critical Survey of Long Fiction
Novelists With Gay & Lesbian Themes
An in-depth selection of articles from Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition.

Novelists With Gay & Lesbian Themes is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic covered. The essays in Novelists With Gay & Lesbian Themes discuss such influential writers as James Baldwin, Michael Cunningham, Patricia Highsmith, and Gore Vidal. See below for the complete Table of Contents.

Novelists With Gay & Lesbian Themes Table of Contents

Gay and Lesbian Long Fiction
Baldwin, James
Barnes, Djuna
Burgess, Anthony
Burroughs, William S.
Chabon, Michael
Cheever, John
Cliff, Michelle
Cunningham, Michael
Genet, Jean
Green, Julien
Hall, Radclyffe
Highsmith, Patricia
Lurie, Alison
Mishima, Yukio
Naylor, Gloria
Plante, David
Puig, Manuel
Purdy, James
Renault, Mary
Sarton, May
Stead, Christina
Vidal, Gore
White, Patrick
Winterson, Jeanette

About Critical Survey of Long Fiction
Completely updated and expanded, Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition offers profiles of major writers of long fiction throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. It also discusses the novel in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, and provides valuable resource material.

All the original essays were evaluated for their currency, and 130 of them were replaced or substantially revised, in some cases by the original contributors. The sections "Other Literary Forms," "Achievements," "Biography," and "Analysis" were updated to include recent developments: new titles or awards, changes in residence or employment, and alterations in critical and popular reception. For these essays, one or more sections on specific novels or novellas were added.

This edition also provides 61 informative overviews in Volume 10 organized under the categories "Long Fiction in History," "North American Long Fiction," and "Genre Overviews"; eight of the essays are new.

The essays are arranged alphabetically by author. Each essay begins with full data on dates and places of birth and death, and a list of the author's "Principal Long Fiction." A brief overview of "Other Literary Forms" places the author in a larger literary context. Two longer sections, "Achievements" and "Biography," follow. "Analysis," the heart of the essay, describes the author's work in the long fiction form and examines it in terms of themes, typical concerns, characters, and motifs; several subsections on the author's most important works illustrate these themes. Finally, a "Further Readings" section lists authoritative, up-to-date resources.