By Adam Augustyn
Modern literature encompasses such a lot of genres, literary types, and topics that it can look nearly very unlikely to spot a unifying thread among them. but within the culture proven through literary heavyweights who got here ahead of, sleek writers of all stripes and backgrounds have persevered to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and mental realities of the times-including every little thing from racial identification to struggle to technology-with their very own aptitude and perception. the range of authors profiled herein-from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace-attests to the scope and complexity of contemporary society.
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