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Contemporary Literature, 1970-Present
  • Authored by: Linda Trinh Moser and Kathryn West
  • From the Series: Research Guide to American Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 081607867X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7867-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 810
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 432


Contemporary Literature: 1970–Present covers American literature in the contemporary period, leading up to the present day. Ideal for student researchers, this new resource examines works, authors, movements, and themes.

Topics covered include:

  • Sandra Cisneros's House on Mango Street
  • Genre fiction and popular reading
  • Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies
  • Literature and the environment
  • David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Multiculturalism and globalization
  • Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
  • Postmodernism
  • John Updike's "Rabbit" novels
  • and more.


Index. Bibliography. Glossary.

About the Author(s)

Linda Trinh Moser is an associate professor of English at Missouri State University, where she teaches courses in multicultural American and world literature and gender studies.

Kathryn West is an associate professor of English at Bellarmine University, where she teaches modern and contemporary American literature, women's literature, and multicultural literature. She also directs the university honors program. She is coauthor of Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History.

Reviews and Awards

"...useful...helpful as an introduction to the literature of the period..."

American Reference Books Annual

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