By George Stade
The Scribner Writers sequence has set the traditional for literary reference for greater than 25 years. as well as addressing the lives and careers of vital writers, the articles speak about the subjects and forms of significant works and position them in pertinent historic, social and political contexts for brand new readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, brief tale writers, and extra lately, style writers in technological know-how fiction and secret, are all expertly mentioned within the greater than sixteen units comprising this series.
This number of essays covers 286 writers who've made contributions to British, Irish and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the current day. Introductory essays and chronological tables open each one quantity and supply ancient background.
Supplement V provides articles on 26 writers, between them modern authors comparable to J. G. Ballard, Anita Desai, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Edna O'Brien in addition to vintage writers passed over from previous volumes, resembling A. A. Milne.