The Novel Today

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A survey of contemporary British fiction. Focussing primarily on the distinctive achievement and personality of each writer, the author also discusses the contribution of British fiction to such genres as women's writing, the political novel, spy and crime fiction. Such questions as the rise of mass market publishing and the emergence of an international readership in assessing the role of the modern author as we approach the twenty-first century are also addressed.

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A survey of contemporary British fiction. Focussing primarily on the distinctive achievement and personality of each writer, the author also discusses the contribution of British fiction to such genres as women's writing, the political novel, spy and crime fiction. Such questions as the rise of mass market publishing and the emergence of an international readership in assessing the role of the modern author as we approach the twenty-first century are also addressed.

It also defines subject area as those written in English and first published in the United Kingdom. This book also contains an assessment of such post-war figures as Graham Greene, Anthony Powell and Iris Murdoch. An examination of the diverse strands and personalities of the modern British novel, ranging from John Le Carre and Anthony Burgess to Salman Rushdie and Angela Carter is also featured.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780582004078
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 97
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

The novel today
a personal voice—Anthony Powell, Graham Greene, Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, Kingsley Amis
the moral imperative—A.S.Byatt
Margaret Drabble, Stanley Middleton, David Storey, Stan Barstow, Alan Sillitoe, William McIlvanney, James Kelman, Alasdair Gray, Iain Crichton Smith
politics and the novel—Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer, Brian Moore, William Trevor, V.S.Naipaul, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Piers Paul Read, Fay Weldon
genre fiction—Anthony Burgess, William Golding, Robert Nye, Peter Vansittart, John Banville, J.G.Ballard, Michael Moorcock, John Le Carre, P.D.James, Ruth Rendell
the contemporary scene—Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Peter Ackroyd, Salman Rushdie, Angela Carter, Emma Tennant, William Boyd, Alan Judd, Anita Brookner, Penelope Lively, A.N.Wilson, Graham Swift, Kuzuo Ishiguro, Timothy Mo, Peter Carey
sense and sensibility.
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