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A vain conceit : British fiction in the 1980s

Author: D J Taylor
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work takes a critical look at the quality of fiction-writing in Britain and compares the work of the "old guard", such as Kingsley Amis, Margaret Drabble, John Fowles and Iris Murdoch, with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Taylor
ISBN: 074750475X 9780747504757
OCLC Number: 59898593
Description: 135 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The decline of the English novel --
Writers, politics and society --
Some contemporary novelists: Kingsley Amis, Margaret Drabble, Ian McEwan, A.S. Byatt, John Fowles and others --
The literary establishment and the middlebrow conspiracy --
Finding a voice: modern American style --
Interlude: an imaginary conversation --
Outside the whale --
Appendix: Forty form the 1980s.
Responsibility: D.J. Taylor.

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