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By Carl Rollyson

The newly revised severe Survey of lengthy Fiction grows to 10 volumes and provides profiles at the significant writers of lengthy fiction all through historical past and the area. The in-depth essays during this set are designed for prime institution, undergraduate scholars and grownup readers. every one essay presents an writer biography, profession research, and considerate evaluations of person novels and novellas.

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In 1983, Heinemann published his short book The Trouble with Nigeria, which challenged his contemporaries to overcome their growing resignation. Hopes and Impediments (1988) brings together some fifteen essays, mainly on literature and the writer’s role and covering a twentythree-year period, some of them previously published, including five from Morning Yet on Creation Day. Achebe has also written the children’s stories Chike and the River (1966) and, jointly with John Iroaganachi, How the Leopard Got His Claws (1972).

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Rimer, J. Thomas. A Reader’s Guide to Japanese Literature. 2d ed. New York: Kodansha International, 1999. Comprehensive volume provides an introductory overview of Japanese literature. Includes a short exploration of The Woman in the Dunes. Schnellbächer, Thomas. Abe Kfbf, Literary Strategist: The Evolution of His Agenda and Rhetoric in the Context of Postwar Japanese Avant-Garde and Communist Artist’s Movements. Munich, Germany: Iudicium, 2004. Examines the essays Abe wrote between 1947, when he was repatriated from Manchuria, and 1962, when he was expelled from the Communist Party, by placing these writings within the context of the political and artist groups in which he was active and the broader issues in post-World War II Japanese literature.

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