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Contemporary British fiction

Author: Nick Bentley
Publisher: Edinburgh, UK : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
Series: Edinburgh critical guides to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism, gender and the postcolonial, and examines the place of fiction within broader debates in contemporary culture. A comprehensive Introduction provides a historical context for the study of contemporary British fiction by detailing significant social, political and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bentley, Nick.
Contemporary British fiction.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2008
(Uk)014668688
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Bentley
ISBN: 0748630376 9780748630370 9780748624201 0748624201 9780748624195 0748624198
OCLC Number: 304174101
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 245 pages).
Contents: Series Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Introduction: Historical and Theoretical Contexts 1979-2005; Chapter 1 Narrative Forms: Postmodernism and Realism; Martin Amis, London Fields (1989); Alasdair Gray, Poor Things (1992); Zadie Smith, White Teeth (2000); Chapter 2 Writing Contemporary Ethnicities; Salman Rushdie, Shame (1983); Courttia Newland, Soceity Within (1999); Monica Ali, Brick Lane (2003); Chapter 3 Gender and Sexuality; Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve (1977); Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985); Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch (1992); Chapter 4 History, Memory and Writing; Graham Swift, Waterland (1983); A. S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance (1990); Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001); Chapter 5 Narratives of Cultural Space; Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990); Iain Sinclair, Downriver (1991); Julian Barnes, England, England (1998); Conclusion; Student Resources; Internet Resources; Questions for Discussion; Alternative Primary Texts; Glossary; Guide to Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical guides to literature.
Responsibility: Nick Bentley.

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This Edinburgh Critical Guide provides an introduction to the major novelists and the main themes in narrative fiction over the last 30 years.  Read more...
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