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Culture wars in British literature : multiculturalism and national identity

Author: Tracy J Prince
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The past century's culture wars that Britain has been consumed by have resulted in revised notions of Britishness and British literature. Yet literary anthologies remain anchored to an archaic Anglo-English interpretation of British literature. This generalist cultural study is a fascinating glimpse into Britain's changing identity as reflected in 20th and 21st century British literature"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy J Prince
ISBN: 9780786462940 0786462949
OCLC Number: 791643140
Description: vii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Thomas C. Caramagno --
Preface --
Introduction : mind the gap --
The imploded empire : literary reactions to Britain's changed empire --
The difficulty defining British literature --
The difficulty defining "Black British" --
Two nations : class issues in contemporary British literature --
British Jewish writers --
Xenophobia and the Booker Prize --
Britain's "new" multicultural identity --
Appendix I : Man Booker Prize winners --
Appendix II : international Man Booker Prize winners --
Appendix III : Orange Prize winners.
Responsibility: Tracy J. Prince ; foreword by Thomas C. Caramagno.

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"The past century's culture wars that Britain has been consumed by have resulted in revised notions of Britishness and British literature. Yet literary anthologies remain anchored to an archaic Anglo-English interpretation of British literature. This generalist cultural study is a fascinating glimpse into Britain's changing identity as reflected in 20th and 21st century British literature"--Provided by publisher.

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