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Twenty-first-century fiction : contemporary British voices

Author: Daniel Lea
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a collection of in-depth readings of British writers that have come to prominence in the twenty-first century.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Lea
ISBN: 9781526107992 1526107996 9781526121097 1526121093
OCLC Number: 1105499628
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Introduction: Contemporary criticism and the untimely --
Ali Smith --
Andrew O'Hagan --
Tom McCarthy --
Sarah Hall --
Jon McGregor.
Other Titles: 21st century fiction.
Responsibility: Daniel Lea.

Abstract:

Provides a collection of in-depth readings of British writers that have come to prominence in the twenty-first century.

"This book offers readings of five of the most interesting and original voices to have emerged in Britain since the millennium as they tackle the challenges of portraying the new century. Through close readings of the work of Ali Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Hall and Jon McGregor, Daniel Lea opens a window onto the formal and thematic concerns that characterise a literary landscape troubled by both familiar and unfamiliar predicaments. These include questions about the meaning of humanness in an age of digital intercourse; about the need for a return to authenticity in the wake of postmodernism; and about the dislocation of self from the other under neoliberal individualism. By relating its readings of these authors to the wider shifts in contemporary literary criticism, this book offers in-depth analysis of important landmarks of recent fiction and an introduction to the challenges of understanding the literature of our time."--Provided by publisher.

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