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Twenty-first-century popular fiction

Author: Bernice M Murphy; Stephen Matterson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Key Concepts in Contemporary Popular Fiction represents an invaluable starting point for students wishing to familiarise themselves with this exciting and rapidly evolving area of literary studies. It provides an accessible, concise and reliable overview of core critical terminology, key theoretical approaches, and the major genres and sub-genres within popular fiction. Because popular fiction is significantly
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Twenty-first-century popular fiction.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)957240908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice M Murphy; Stephen Matterson
ISBN: 9781474414869 1474414869
OCLC Number: 1037351896
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 250 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: 'Changing the story', popular fiction today / Bernice M. Murphy and Stephen Matterson --
Larry McMurtry's vanishing breeds / Stephen Matterson --
'Time to open the door': Stephen King's legacy / Rebecca Janicker --
Terry Pratchett: mostly human / Jim Shanahan --
From Westeros to HBO: George R.R. Martin and the mainstreaming of fantasy / Gerard Hynes --
Nora Roberts: the power of love / Jarlath Killeen --
The king of stories: Neil Gaiman's twenty-first century fiction / Tara Prescott --
Jo Nesbo: murder in the Folkhemmet / Clare Clarke --
'It's a trap! Don't turn the page': metafiction and the multiverse in the comics of Grant Morrison / Kate Roddy --
Panoptic and synoptic surveillance in Suzanne Collin's Hunger Games series / Keith O'Sullivan --
E.L. James and the Fifty Shades phenomenon / Dara Downey --
Fact, fiction, fabrication: the popular appeal of Dan Brown's global bestsellers / Ian Kinane --
'I need to disillusion you': J.K. Rowling and twenty-first century young adult fantasy / Kate Harvey --
Jodi Picoult: good grief / Clare Hayes-Brady --
'We will have a happy marriage if it kills him": Gillian Flynn and the rise of domestic noir / Bernice M. Murphy --
'The Bastard Zone': China Mieville, Perdido Street Station and the new weird / Kirsten Tranter --
Sparkly Vampires and shimmering aliens: the paranormal romance of Stephenie Meyer / Hannah Priest --
'We needed to get a lot of white collars dirty': Apocalypse as opportunity in Max Brooks's World War Z / Bernice M. Murphy --
Genre and uncertainty in Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad mysteries / Brian Cliff --
'You get what you ask for': Hugh Howey, science fiction and authorial agency / Stephen Kenneally --
Cherie Priest: at the intersection of history and technology / Catherine Siemann.
Responsibility: edited by Bernice M. Murphy and Stephen Matterson.

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