Reading behind the lines : Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction. (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Reading behind the lines : Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction.

Author: Natasha Alden
Publisher: Oxford : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes the concept of postmemory, developed in Holocaust studies, and applies it for the first time to novels by contemporary British writers. Focusing on war fiction, Alden builds upon current scholarship on historical fiction and memory studies, and extends the field by exploring how the use of historical research within fiction illuminates the ways in which we remember and recreate the past. Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alden, Natasha.
Reading behind the lines : Postmemory in contemporary British war fiction.
Oxford : Manchester University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha Alden
ISBN: 9781526102607 1526102609
OCLC Number: 960164715
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: READING BEHIND THE LINES: POSTMEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY BRITISH WAR FICTION; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Regenerating the past: fact and fiction in the Regeneration trilogy; Chapter 3: 'In the beginning was the word; and to that it came back in the long run': Briony Tallis and Atonement¹; Chapter 4: Lesbian postmemory: haunted 'history' in The Night Watch; Chapter 5: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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This study applies the concept of postmemory, developed in Holocaust studies, to novels by contemporary British writers. The first monograph-length study of postmemory in British fiction, it focuses  Read more...

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