The essays in this collection survey the work of some of the most important British and Irish novelists of today. They not only consider afresh the work of novelists who established their reputations before 1960, such as Doris Lessing and William Golding; they also discuss the work of more recent novelists, among them Kazuo Ishiguro, Angela Carter and Graham Swift. The contributors are drawn from various parts of the English-speaking world, and provide a variety of original perspectives on the novelists concerned.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1991|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPreface - Acknowledgements - Notes on the Contributors - Muriel Spark's Grammars of Assent; J.Little - Rough Magic and Moral Toughness: Iris Murdoch's Fictional Universe; J.Fletcher - Doris Lessing's Beautiful Impossible Blueprints; J.Harris - The Expatriate Experience: the Novels of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Paul Scott; Y.Gooneratne - John Fowles and the Fiction of Freedom; L.St John Butler - The Small Worlds of Malcolm Bradbury and David Lodge; J.Acheson - Contemporary Irish Women Novelists; J.Dunleavy & R.Lynch - The Historical Imagination in William Golding's Later Fiction; J.Gindin - Patchwork and Patterns: The Condition of England in Margaret Drabble's Later Novels; G.Cunningham - Essential Imaginings: the Novels of Angela Carter and Russell Hoban; D.Punter - Redeeming the Time: the Novels of John McGahern and John Banville; T.Brown - 'Unconfessed Confessions': the Narrators of Graham Swift and Julian Barnes; D.L.Higdon - The New Internationalism: Shiva Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, Buchi Emecheta, Timothy Mo and Kazuo Ishiguro; B.King - Index