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Contemporary novelists : British fiction since 1970

Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent writers, including Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson. Focussing on their most-studied writings, Childs develops new readings of these authors' key novels, while the introduction explains the dominant concerns of British fiction from 1970-2003, the period's historical context, and the 'state of fiction' at the beginning  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Martin Amis; Pat Barker; Julian Barnes; Angela Carter; Kazuo Ishiguro; Salman Rushdie; Zadie Smith; Graham Swift; Irvine Welsh; Jeanette Winterson; Martin Amis; Julian Barnes; Angela Carter; Kazuo Ishiguro; Salman Rushdie; Zadie Smith; Graham Swift; Irvine Welsh; Jeanette Winterson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Childs
ISBN: 1403911193 9781403911193 1403911207 9781403911209
OCLC Number: 55510695
Description: 287 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Martin Amis: Lucre, love, and literature --
Pat Barker: in the shadow of monstrosities --
Julian Barnes: 'a mixture of genres'--
Angela Carter: the demythologizing business --
Kazuo Ishiguro: remain in dreams --
Hanif Kureishi: in black and white --
Ian McEwan: the child in us all --
Salman Rushdie: a long geographical perspective --
Zadie Smith: searching for the inescapable --
Graham Swift: past present --
Irvine Welsh: sex and drugs and violence --
Jeanette Winterson: boundaries and desire --
Conclusion: The novel today and tomorrow.
Responsibility: Peter Childs.
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Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent writers, including Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson.  Read more...

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