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Evading class in contemporary British literature

Author: Lawrence Victor Driscoll; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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This trenchant book argues that the cultural attempt to erase class during the period from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair has only generated its return as a troubling subterranean element in British literature and theory. Driscoll critiques the way postmodern theory idealizes contemporary British literature as a space of fluid, flexible decentered subjects, arguing that beneath this ideology are clear evasions of  Read more...
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Driscoll, Lawrence Victor.
Evading class in contemporary British literature.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2008043014
(OCoLC)259716217
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Victor Driscoll; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230622487 0230622488 0230615279 9780230615274 1282532723 9781282532724 9781349379033 1349379034
OCLC Number: 497768476
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages)
Contents: Introduction : questions of class in the contemporary British novel --
"Unworkable subjects" : middle-class narratives in Pat Barker, Ian McEwan, and Kazuo Ishiguro --
"Our economic position" : middle-class consciousness in Zadie Smith and Will Self --
Classless fictions? : middle-class history/working-class subjects in Martin Amis, Peter Ackroyd, and Hanif Kureishi --
We're all bourgeois now : realism and class in Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Swift, and Jonathan Coe --
A class act : representations of class in British cinema and television 1979-2008.
Responsibility: Lawrence Driscoll.
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