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Poverty in contemporary literature : themes and figurations on the British book market

Author: Barbara Korte; Georg Zipp
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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Poverty and inequality have gained a new public presence in the United Kingdom. At a time of social cuts, new austerity measures and a rhetoric about 'broken Britain', poverty is present in the public imagination, and it is visible in the streets of British cities. Literature can (re- )configure how people think, feel and behave in relation to poverty. This study investigates life-writing, fiction and non-fiction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Korte, Barbara, 1957-
Poverty in contemporary literature
(OCoLC)870647016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Korte; Georg Zipp
ISBN: 9781137429292 1137429291
OCLC Number: 871392905
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Premises and Concepts --
3. Lifewriting --
4. Popular Genre Fiction --
5. Literary Fiction --
6. Fiction for Children and Young Adults --
7. Non-Fiction --
8. Other Media --
9. Conclusion --
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Responsibility: Barbara Korte, Georg Zipp.

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