Pat Barker is one of the leading British political and historical novelists of her generation. This introduction places her fiction in historical and theoretical contexts. Including a timeline of key dates and an interview with the author, Rawlinson establishes the cultural importance of her work and provides an overview of its critical reception.
About the Author
MARK RAWLINSON is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Leicester University, UK. He works on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, especially poetry and narrative fiction, with special interests in the literature of war. He is the author of British Writing of the Second World War (Clarendon Press, 2000), 'the most authoritative study so far of the culture of the second world war' (THES).
Table of Contents
General Editor's Preface.- Acknowledgements.- PART I: INTRODUCTION.- Timeline.- Introduction.- PART II: MAJOR WORKS.- Union Street and Blow Your House Down.- Liza's England and The Man Who Wasn't There.- Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road.- Double Vision and Life Class.- PART III: CRITICISM AND CONTEXT.- Author Interview.- Critical Reception.- Bibliography.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
An incisive, original contribution to the study of one of the most important contemporary British novelists' - Dr. John Brannigan, University College Dublin, Ireland