Baker & Taylor Offers biographical sketches of 345 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers
Book News Provides incisive accounts of 345 writers' lives and works, including critical responses and bibliographies. The authors include novelists, playwrights, and poets who have risen to prominence in the late 1980s as well as essayists, historians, biographers, critics, philosophers, and scientists who have made exceptional contributions to literature. Some included authors are Jean Baudrillard, Andrei Codrescu, Bharati Mukherjee, and Amy Tan. Previous volumes in the series cover Western literature from classical times through the 19th century. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.