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The contemporary British novel since 2000

Author: James Acheson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Contemporary British Novel Since 2000 is in five parts, with the first part examining the work of four particularly well-known and highly regarded twenty-first century writers: Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Hilary Mantel and Zadie Smith. It is with reference to each of these novelists in turn that the terms 'realist', 'postmodernist', 'historical' and 'postcolonialist' fiction are introduced, while in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Acheson
ISBN: 9781474403726 1474403727 9781474403733 1474403735
OCLC Number: 957746219
Description: vi, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Four Voices for the New Millennium. 1. Ian McEwan : Lies and Deceptions / David Punter --
2. David Mitchell : Global Novelist of the Twenty-First Century / Brian Finney --
3. Hilary Mantel : Raising the Dead, Speaking the Truth / Lisa Fletcher --
4. Zadie Smith : The Geographies of Marriage / Gretchen Gerzina --
Part II. Realism and Beyond. 5. Maggie O'Farrell : Discoveries at the Edge / Susan Strehle --
6. Sarah Hall : A New Kind of Storytelling / Sue Vice --
7. A.L. Kennedy : Giving and Receiving / Alison Lumsden --
8. Alan Warner : Timeless Realities / Alan Riach --
Part III. Postmodernism, Globalisation and Beyond. 9. Ali Smith : Strangers and Intrusions / Monica Germanà --
10. Kazuo Ishiguro : Alternate Histories / Daniel Bedggood --
11. Kate Atkinson : Plotting to Be Read / Glenda Norquay --
12. Salman Rushdie : Archival Modernism / Vijay Mishra --
Part IV. Realism, Postmodernism and Beyond : Historical Fiction. 13. Adam Foulds : Fictions of Past and Present / Dominic Head --
14. Sarah Waters : Representing Marginal Groups and Individuals / Susana Onega --
15. James Robertson : In the Margins of History / Cairns Craig --
Part V. Postcolonialism and Beyond. 16. Mohsin Hamid : The Transnational Novel of Globalisation / Janet Wilson --
17. Andrea Levy : The SS Empire Windrush and After / Sue Thomas --
18. Aminatta Forna : Truth, Trauma, Memory / Françoise Lionnet and Jennifer MacGregor.
Responsibility: edited by James Acheson.

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This book provides a chapter-length discussion of the works of 20 major contemporary British novelists and features essays by many of the leading literary critics of the day. It offers new insights  Read more...

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