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British Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015067268311
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

British Fiction Of The 1990s

Author : Nick Bentley
ISBN : 0415342562
Genre : Fiction
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The 1990s proved to be a particularly rich and fascinating period for British fiction. This book presents a fresh perspective on the diverse writings that appeared over the decade, bringing together leading academics in the field. British Fiction of the 1990s: traces the concerns that emerged as central to 1990s fiction, in sections on millennial anxieties, identity politics, the relationship between the contemporary and the historical, and representations of contemporary space offers distinctive new readings of the most important novelists of the period, including Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Iain Sinclair, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson shows how British fiction engages with major cultural debates of the time, such as the concern with representing various identities and cultural groups, or theories of 'the end of history' discusses 1990s fiction in relation to broader literary and critical theories, including postmodernism, post-feminism and postcolonialism. Together the essays highlight the ways in which the writing of the 1990s represents a development of the themes and styles of the post-war novel generally, yet displays a range of characteristics distinct to the decade.
Category: Fiction

British Books

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ISBN : UIUC:30112110855084
Genre : Bibliography
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British Writers

Author : British Council
ISBN : 0684164078
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of critical essays covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the 14th century to the present day.
Category: Literary Criticism

British Books

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ISBN : UOM:39015084436396
Genre : Bibliography
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On Modern British Fiction

Author : Zachary Leader
ISBN : 0199249334
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A landmark collection of newly commissioned essays on British fiction of the last fifty years by the very best contemporary novelists, critics, and academics, including contributions from Martin Amis, P. N. Furbank, Christopher Hitchens, Elizabeth Jane Howard, Ian McEwan, Hilary Mantel,Patrick Parrinder, Elaine Showalter, James Wood, and Michael Wood.Among the topics discussed are the 'Englishness' of English comic fiction, its political conservatism, fiction and exile, Scottish fiction, the comissioning and editing of modern fiction, reviewing, the adaptation of fiction to television, genre fiction ('Ladlit', science fiction, crime fiction),and fictional form. There are also original essays on individual authors, including Christopher Isherwood, Angus Wilson, Iris Murdoch, Penelope Fitzgerald, V. S. Pritchett, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie.A fascinating collection for anyone seriously interested in modern British fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

Black British Literature

Author : Mark Stein
ISBN : 9780814209844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this fascinating book, Mark Stein examines black British literature, centering on a body of work created by British-based writers with African, South Asian, or Caribbean cultural backgrounds. Linking black British literature to the bildungsroman genre, this study examines the transformative potential inscribed in and induced by a heterogeneous body of texts. Capitalizing on their plural cultural attachments, these texts portray and purvey the transformation of post-imperial Britain. Stein locates his wide-ranging analysis in both a historical and a literary context. He argues that a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is essential to understanding post-colonial culture and society. The book relates black British literature to ongoing debates about cultural diversity, and thereby offers a way of reading a highly popular but as yet relatively uncharted field of cultural production. With the collapse of its empire, with large-scale immigration from former colonies, and with ever-increasing cultural diversity, Britain underwent a fundamental makeover in the second half of the twentieth century. This volume cogently argues that black British literature is not only a commentator on and a reflector of this makeover, but that it is simultaneously an agent that is integral to the processes of cultural and social change. Conceptualizing the novel of transformation, this comprehensive study of British black literature provides a compelling analytic framework for charting these processes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Eventfulness In British Fiction

Author : Peter Hühn
ISBN : 9783110213645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An event is here defined as the decisive turn, the surprising point in the plot of a narrative, which constitutes its tellability, the motivation for reading it. The book describes a framework for the narratological definition of this term and its dependence on the historical, socio-cultural and literary context. A series of analyses of canonical British novels and tales, from the early modern period to the end of the 20th century, demonstrates in detail how this concept can be put into practice for a specific contextual interpretation of the eventfulness of these texts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Postwar British Fiction

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ISBN : 9781107505414
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1962, this book by James Gindin addresses the expanded scope of British writing in the wake of the Second World War, not only in terms of the increased equality between the classes but also of varied uses of humor, the impact of Britain's relationship with America and changes in literary style. Gindin shows how the work of authors such as Iris Murdoch, Kingsley Amis and Doris Lessing, among others, reflects the change in society's terms compared to their literary predecessors. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in modern English fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism