Contemporary Literature: The Basics

Gupta, Suman (2011). Contemporary Literature: The Basics. Basics. London: Routledge.



This book equips readers with the necessary tools to take an analytical and systematic approach to contemporary texts. The author provides answers to some of the critical questions in the field, such as: (a) What makes a literary text contemporary? (b) Is it possible to have a canon of contemporary literature? (c) How does a reader’s location affect their understanding? (d) How do print, electronic, and audio-visual media impact upon contemporary literature? (e) Which key contemporary concepts and themes are most prevalent?

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