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Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers (Update) 

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Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers (Update) CD-ROM

Book Code: CC00A
ISBN: 0-313-31324-5

Greenwood Electronic Media
Publication Date: February 28, 2000
List Price: $495.00

Availability: In Stock

Media Type: Cd-Rom

Reviews:
It is useful to be able to search the full text of all the volumes simultaneously, as well as to search for the common themes, styles, etc., of a variety of popular writers.
- Library Journal

This program provides the ideal tool to push (students') thinking further, and to help them make connections between the topics/techniques of traditional canon writers and those of contemporary writers....Particularly interesting to my students are the sections on Alternative Readings. One of my students is using ideas from the religious reading of The Stand (King, 1990) for a current paper. Boolean and natural language searches make this tool exceptionally easy to use....Students appreciate the screen, printing access, and the searching mechanisms. For libraries or departments where students go beyond devouring the stories of Grisham, Clancy, and Koontz, this CD would be a beneficial investment.
- The Book Report

Fills the need for credible information on very current, popular writers.....The biographies and essays on the style of specific novels are well written and insightful....This type of collection will prove quite valuable to schools and public libraries as students and avid fans begin to study these newer authors.
- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin

The CD is completely text searchable: the user can use standard Boolean logic and also execute proximity and synonym searching. Natural language search capabilities are supported as well.
- Curriculum Administrator

With a content that is comprehensive and outstanding, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers is recommended for the high school library.
- Media & Methods

High school, public, and academic libraries should seriously consider this product for its unique coverage and approach.
- American Reference Books Annual

Description:
The renowned series Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers offers a unique way to engage students and general readers in the disciplines of literary criticism and analysis. Each volume of Critical Companions focuses on the work of one popular author, such as Tony Hillerman, Mary Higgins Clark, or Tom Clancy, analyzing the writer's craft, examining the use of plot, characterization, style and theme, and tying in the author's background and life story as an influence on his or her works.

Now Greenwood Electronic Media has put together an economical package of the top 25 volumes of Critical Companions in easy-access electronic form. Perfect for studying a single author or for "compare and contrast" projects, this electronic library resource allows the researcher to search across the whole series to examine in-depth the building blocks of contemporary popular fiction.
Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers fits in with a progressive teaching strategy by appealing to students' current interests. It provides new and intriguing insights into the authors and novels people are already reading. And with this new electronic edition, this acclaimed series is even more affordable and easier to benefit from than ever.

Table of Contents:
Series Foreword
V.C. Andrews
Tom Clancy
Mary Higgins Clark
Arthur C. Clarke
James Clavell
Pat Conroy
Robin Cook
Michael Crichton
Howard Fast
Ken Follett
John Grisham
James Herriot
Tony Hillerman
John Jakes
Stephen King
Dean Koontz
Robert Ludlum
Anne McCaffrey
Colleen McCullough
James A. Michener
Anne Rice
Tom Robbins
John Saul
Erich Segal
Gore Vidal


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