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Understanding Ian McEwan

Author: David Malcolm
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, ©2002.
Series: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Ian McEwan provides a full discussion of the fiction written by one of Britain's most highly regarded novelists and the winner of the 1998 Booker Prize. David Malcolm places Ian McEwan's work - admired by critics for its polished, understated treatment of themes of aberrance and obsession - in the context of British literature's particular dynamism in the last decades of the twentieth century. He also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ian McEwan; Ian McEwan; Ian McEwan; Ian McEwan; Ian McEwan
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Malcolm
ISBN: 1570034362 9781570034367
OCLC Number: 47120299
Description: 216 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Understanding Ian McEwan --
The short stories : First love, last rites and In between the sheets --
Fiction and evil (I) : The cement garden --
Fiction and evil (II) : The comfort of strangers --
Change, dystopia, and the way out : The child in time --
Brushes with history (I) : The innocent --
Brushes with history (II) : Black dogs --
Science and fictions : Enduring love --
Other works : screenplays, the oratorio, children's fiction, and Amsterdam.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Responsibility: David Malcolm.

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This discussion of the work of Ian McEwan places it in the context of British literature's particular dynamism at the end of the 20th century. It also examines McEwan's relationship to feminism,  Read more...

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