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The 1970s : a decade of contemporary British fiction

Author: Nick Hubble; John McLeod; Philip Tew
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2014]
Series: Decades series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1970s shape Contemporary British Fiction? Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and Winter of Discontent, this volume charts the transition of British fiction from post-war to contemporary. Chapters outline the decade's diversity of writing, showing how the literature of Ian McEwan and Ian Sinclair interacted with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Hubble; John McLeod; Philip Tew
ISBN: 9781441133915 1441133917
OCLC Number: 869548716
Description: xiii, 273 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Selective traditions: refreshing the literary history / Mark P. Williams --
2. The ordinariness of the extraordinary break-ip of Britain / Nick Hubble --
3. 1970s feminist fiction / Sonya Andermahr --
4. Black British culture and fiction in the 1970s / John McLeod --
5. 'This time it's personal': reliving and rewriting history in 1970s fiction / Sam Goodman --
6. Turbulent times: conflicts, idealogy and the experimental British novel, 1969-1979 / Philip Tew --
7. Fiction, representation and the contemporary British novel: a story of the American reception of British novels of the 1970s --
8. Melancholy interest: J.g. Farrell's Troubles and the politics of perspective / Tamas Benyei --
Timeline of works --
Timeline of national events --
Timeline of international events --
Biographies of writers --
Index.
Series Title: Decades series.
Other Titles: Nineteen-seventies
Responsibility: edited by Nick Hubble, John McLeod and Philip Tew.
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"How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during the 1970s shape Contemporary British Fiction? Exploring the impact of events like the Cold War, miners' strikes and Winter of Discontent, this volume charts the transition of British fiction from post-war to contemporary. Chapters outline the decade's diversity of writing, showing how the literature of Ian McEwan and Ian Sinclair interacted with the experimental work of B.S. Johnson. Close contextual readings of Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and English novels map the steady break-up of Britain. Tying the popularity of Angela Carter and Fay Weldon to the growth of the Women's Liberation Movement and calling attention to a new interest in documentary modes of autobiographical writing, this volume also examines the rising resonance of the marginal voices: the world of 1970s British Feminist fiction and postcolonial and diasporic writers. Against a backdrop of social tensions, this major critical reassessment of the 1970s defines, explores and better understands the criticism and fiction of a decade marked by the sense of endings"--

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