About the BookContemporary American Literature : Poetry, Fiction, Drama and Criticism offers a cohesive picture of contemporary American Literature which has assumed more importance and relevance to global situation today than ever before. The Volume includes essays on most of the major literary genres being practised today and discusses in detail some of the important trends and tendencies in contemporary American Literature. It covers a large variety of writers from Saul Bellow to Bharati Mukherjee, from James Dickey to Adrienne Rich, from Kurt Vannegut to Michelle Morris and from Alice Walker to Marsha Norman. Such a vast range of contemporary issues in American Literature should map properly the literary scenario of contemporary America.
The Volume, it is believed, is an invaluable addition to the gamut of American literary criticism and extremely useful for the students of Contemporary American Literature and for the Common readers willing to know literary trends in contemporary America.
About the Author/sDr. Rangrao Bhongle is Professor of English at the University Department of English, Mumbai. Dr. Bhongle is a bilingual creative writer whose poems and fictions are published under the pen-name B. Rangrao. He has won prestigious awards for his contribution to Marathi Literature. A Collection of his poems in English The Moon at the Window has been recently released in Mumbai. He is also the author of a perceptive book on the English Romantic poetry Revelations : Essays on English Poetry (1995). Dr. Bhongle edits Indian Literary Panorama, a journal of contemporary Indian literature and society which is a biannual and dedicated to contemporary Indian literature including Indian literature in English.