Contemporary British Fiction

Contemporary British Fiction

by Richard Lane, Rod Mengham, Philip Tew
     
 

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This important new book provides a comprehensive introduction to British fiction from 1979 to the present. The volume outlines the main developments in contemporary fiction and engages with key themes such as cultural identity, gender, myth and history, postcolonialism and urban culture. In a series of lively and accessible essays, key critics introduce a broad

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This important new book provides a comprehensive introduction to British fiction from 1979 to the present. The volume outlines the main developments in contemporary fiction and engages with key themes such as cultural identity, gender, myth and history, postcolonialism and urban culture. In a series of lively and accessible essays, key critics introduce a broad range of leading British writers, including Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, Will Self, Pat Barker, Kazuo Ishiguro, Martin Amis and Zadie Smith. Offering an illuminating analysis and contextualiztion of British fiction today, this book will be essential reading for students and scholars of contemporary literature.

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"[An] insightful, perceptive and nuanced analysis ... thecollection is a landmark in the critical analysis of currentliterary culture." Times Higher Education Supplement

"I was impressed by the range and conscientious skill of thecritics... this collection discusses much of the best incontemporary British writing, and deserves to be successful."Sir Frank Kermode, formerly King Edward Professor of English atCambridge

"An admirably ambitious attempt to map the contemporary literaryscene, impressive both in the range and the depth of its coverage.Certainly the sharpest and most up-to-date book I have read on thesubject." Jonathan Coe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745628677
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"[An] insightful, perceptive and nuanced analysis ... the collection is a landmark in the critical analysis of current literary culture." Times Higher Education Supplement

"I was impressed by the range and conscientious skill of the critics... this collection discusses much of the best in contemporary British writing, and deserves to be successful." Sir Frank Kermode, formerly King Edward Professor of English at Cambridge

"An admirably ambitious attempt to map the contemporary literary scene, impressive both in the range and the depth of its coverage. Certainly the sharpest and most up-to-date book I have read on the subject." Jonathan Coe

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