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Post-war British women novelists and the canon

Author: Nick Turner
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Continuum literary studies.
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This is a monograph analysing a number of modern British women writers and the way in which the canon of post-war British writing has been formed. With the increasing number of books on contemporary fiction, there is a need for a work that examines whom we value, and why. These questions lie at the heart of this book which, by focusing on four novelists, literary and popular, interrogates the canon over the last  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Turner, Nick (Nick Peter).
Post-war British women novelists and the canon.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(OCoLC)520650652
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Turner
ISBN: 9781441178886 1441178880 9781441189042 1441189041
OCLC Number: 601907430
Description: 1 online resource (195 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: The Field of Modern Women Writers; 1. Theories of the Canon; 2. Iris Murdoch; 3. Anita Brookner; 4. Ruth Rendell; 5. Emma Tennant; Conclusion: The Contemporary Scene; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum literary studies.
Responsibility: Nick Turner.

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