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Multicultural Writers Since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide

Multicultural Writers Since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide (Hardback)

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The end of World War II led to increased interest in multicultural concerns and a flourishing of literary and artistic endeavors. It was also a time of decolonization and the emergence of new nations and cultures clamoring for recognition and respect. The political circumstances following World War II exposed many people to other cultures. This reference discusses the experiences of writers active since 1945 who were shaped by cultures other than their own. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 writers, including Chinua Achebe, W.H. Auden, Mircea Eliade, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, and Elie Wiesel. The profiled authors either lived in another culture voluntarily or were wrenched from one culture into another. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of multicultural themes in the writer's works, a review of criticism, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. The reference demonstrates the value of multicultural experiences in the lives of writers around the world and fosters a greater appreciation of cultural diversity.

ALBA AMOIA is Associate Professor Emerita of Romance Languages at Hunter College of the City University of New York and previously taught at Columbia University. She also held positions at the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the State Department Language Division. She is coeditor of Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945 (Greenwood, 2002). BETTINA L. KNAPP is Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of more than 50 books and is coeditor of Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945 (Greenwood, 2002).

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