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The transgressive Iain Banks : essays on a writer beyond borders

Author: Martyn Colebrook; Katharine Cox
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
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"This collection of 12 new essays draws together prominent literary experts to explore the importance of Scottish writer Iain (M.) Banks, both his mainstream and science fiction work. The essays are divided into four thematic areas: the Scottish context, the geographies of his writing, the impact of genre, and a combined focus on gender, games and play"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Transgressive Iain Banks.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013
(DLC) 2013005168
(OCoLC)818738696
Named Person: Iain Banks; Iain Banks; Iain Banks
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Colebrook; Katharine Cox
ISBN: 9781476602929 1476602921
OCLC Number: 854583691
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction (Martyn Colebrook, Katharine Cox and David Haddock); I. Scottish Context; The Lessons of Lanark: Iain Banks, Alasdair Gray and the Scottish Political Novel (David Pattie); Lanark and The Bridge: Narrating Scotland as {u00AD}Post-{u00AD}Industrial Space (Martyn Colebrook); II. Geographies; ""I have never been to Nasqueron"": A Georgrapher Reads Banks (James Kneale); Landscape and the Imagination: Banks' Representation of Argyll in The Crow Road (Tim Middleton). Imperfect Doubles: The Recasting of Place, Object and Character in the Dream Narratives of The Bridge (Bethan Jones)III. Genre; Textual Crossings: Transgressive Devices in Banks' Fiction (Katharine Cox); "Still magic in the world": Banks and the Psychosomatic Supernatural (Kirsty A. Macdonald); Teaching Banks: The Wasp Factory and Frankenstein (Emily Garside and Katharine Cox); IV. Gender, Games and Play; Contesting Gender in The Wasp Factory, Whit and The Business (Sarah Falcus); Games Playing Roles in Banks' Fiction (Will Slocombe). Digital Souls and Virtual Afterlives in the Culture Series (Joseph Norman)"Hippies with mega nukes": The Culture, Terror and the War Machine in Consider Phlebas and The Player of Games (William Stephenson); Afterword (Katharine Cox); Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Martyn Colebrook and Katharine Cox.

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"This collection of 12 new essays draws together prominent literary experts to explore the importance of Scottish writer Iain (M.) Banks, both his mainstream and science fiction work. The essays are divided into four thematic areas: the Scottish context, the geographies of his writing, the impact of genre, and a combined focus on gender, games and play"--Provided by publisher.

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