Analysing David Peace

Analysing David Peace

by Katy Shaw (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443829908
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 155
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Katy Shaw is Senior Lecturer in Literature at the University of Brighton. She is the foremost expert on David Peace and a leading researcher in literature of the 1984-5 UK miners' strike. Shaw specializes in working class literature, literatures of post-industrial regeneration and the contemporary British novel. Her monograph David Peace: Texts and Contexts was the first critical text published on the author, while her journal articles and book chapters have positioned her as a key figure in the field. She is the founder and editor of C21 Literature: Journal of Twenty-First Century Writings.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction Katy Shaw 1

Chapter 1 Politics, Class and the 1970s/80s Paddy Maguire 11

Chapter 2 "No Redemption": The Death of the City in the Work of David Peace Jarred Keyes 19

Chapter 3 The Great Yorkshire Fugure: Bare Life in the Red Riding Quartet Dean Lockwood 41

Chapter 4 "Pictures at an Atrocity Exhibition": Modernism and Dystopian Realism in David Peace's Red Riding Quartet Alec Charles 61

Chapter 5 GB84: A Message from the English Tourist Board Gene Gregorits 77

Chapter 6 The United and the Damned: Masculinities, Fathers and Sons in the Damned United Garry Whannel 93

Chapter 7 To The North David Thompson 107

Chapter 8 Reimagining Red Riding John Fitzgerald 115

Contributors 129

Bibliography 133

Index 145

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