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A.S. Byatt

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers, ©1996.
Series: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 529.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kathleen Coyne Kelly has written the first full-length study of Byatt's oeuvre. Kelly shows how the early novels, along with Byatt's better-known recent work, illustrate the degree to which Byatt is at home with both the conventions of realism and the challenges of postmodernism. In all of her fiction, Byatt combines a passion for intellectual analysis with rich plotting and vivid characterization; increasingly, she
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kelly, Kathleen Coyne.
A.S. Byatt.
New York : Twayne Publishers, c1996
(OCoLC)605479214
Named Person: A S Byatt; Antonia S Byatt; A S Byatt
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Coyne Kelly
ISBN: 0805770437 9780805770438
OCLC Number: 34839728
Description: xviii, 158 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Points on a circle" --
Emily fiction : The Shadow of the Sun and The Game --
Short stories --
The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life --
Possession : A Romance --
Angels and Insects : Two Novellas --
Conclusion : Byatt's "ficticism"
Series Title: Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 529.
Responsibility: Kathleen Coyne Kelly.

Abstract:

Kathleen Coyne Kelly has written the first full-length study of Byatt's oeuvre. Kelly shows how the early novels, along with Byatt's better-known recent work, illustrate the degree to which Byatt is at home with both the conventions of realism and the challenges of postmodernism. In all of her fiction, Byatt combines a passion for intellectual analysis with rich plotting and vivid characterization; increasingly, she is being recognized as one of the great British.

novelists of the late twentieth century. Throughout her novels and short stories, Byatt weaves a complex and erudite web of literary allusion and philosophical reflection. Kelly's study helps to make Byatt's work more accessible to students; at the same time, Kelly is able to engage the more sophisticated reader. A.S. Byatt is an elegant and informative introduction to an outstanding contemporary British author.

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