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End of empire and the English novel since 1945

Author: Rachael Gilmour; Bill Schwarz
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2011.
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"This first book-length study explores the history of post-war England during the end of empire through a reading of novels which appeared at that time, moving from George Orwell and William Golding to Penelope Lively, Alan Hollinghurst and Ian McEwan. Particular genres are also discussed, including the family saga, travel writing, detective fiction and popular romances. All included reflect on the predicament of an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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End of empire and the English novel since 1945
(OCoLC)724656998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael Gilmour; Bill Schwarz
ISBN: 9781784991784 1784991783
OCLC Number: 932255751
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Contents: Introduction: end of empire and the English novel / Bill Schwarz --
The road to Airstrip One: Anglo-American attitudes in the English fiction of mid-century / Patrick Parrinder --
Josephine Tey and her descendents: conservative modernity and the female crime novel / Cora Kaplan --
Colonial fiction for liberal readers: John Masters and the Savage family saga / Richard Steadman-Jones --
The entropy of Englishness: reading empire's absence in the novels of William Golding / Rachel Gilmour --
The empire of romance: love in a postcolonial climate / Deborah Philips --
Passage from Kinjanja to Pimlico: William Boyd's comedy of imperial decline / Michael L. Ross --
Unlearning empire: Penelope Lively's Moon tiger / Huw Marsh --
'I am not the British Isles on two legs': travel fiction and travelling fiction from D.H. Lawrence to Tim Parks / Suzanne Hobson --
Queer histories and postcolonial intimacies in Alan Hollinghurst's The line of beauty / Sarah Brophy --
The return of the native: Pat Barker, David Peace and the regional novel after empire / James Procter --
Saturday's Enlightenment / David Alderson --
Afterword: the English novel and the world / Elleke Boehmer.
Responsibility: edited by Rachael Gilmour and Bill Schwarz.

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First book-length critical work devoted to the impact of the end of empire and traces of imperial memory in mainstream English Literature since the Second World War. Authors studied include Josephine  Read more...

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