Contemporary British Fiction - Bentley, Nick
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This series provides accessible yet provocative introductions to a wide range of literatures. The volumes will initiate and deepen the reader's understanding of key literary movements, periods and genres, and consider debates that inform the past, present and future of literary study. Resources such as glossaries of key terms and details of archives and internet sites are also provided, making each volume a comprehensive critical guide. This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism,…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This series provides accessible yet provocative introductions to a wide range of literatures. The volumes will initiate and deepen the reader's understanding of key literary movements, periods and genres, and consider debates that inform the past, present and future of literary study. Resources such as glossaries of key terms and details of archives and internet sites are also provided, making each volume a comprehensive critical guide. This critical guide introduces major novelists and themes in British fiction from 1975 to 2005. It engages with concepts such as postmodernism, feminism, gender and the postcolonial, and examines the place of fiction within broader debates in contemporary culture. A comprehensive Introduction provides a historical context for the study of contemporary British fiction by detailing significant social, political and cultural events. This is followed by five chapters organised around the core themes: Narrative Forms; Contemporary Ethnicities; Gender and Sexuality; History, Memory and Writing; and Narratives of Cultural Space. Key Features o Introduces the major themes and trends in British fiction over the last 30 years o Analyses a range of writers and texts including Brick Lane by Monica Ali, London Fields by Martin Amis, The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter, Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby, The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi, Atonement by Ian McEwan, Shame by Salman Rushdie, Downriver by Iain Sinclair, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson o Presents a variety of critical and cultural perspectives essential for studying contemporary British fiction o Provides essential resources for further reading and research Nick Bentley is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at Keele University. He is the author of Radical Fictions: The British Novel in the 1950s (2007) and editor of British Fiction of the 1990s (2005).
  • Produktdetails
  • Edinburgh Critical Guides to L
  • Verlag: EDINBURGH UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 245
  • Altersempfehlung: ab 22 Jahre
  • Erscheinungstermin: Oktober 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 215mm x 139mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 364g
  • ISBN-13: 9780748624201
  • ISBN-10: 0748624201
  • Artikelnr.: 23895733
Autorenporträt
Nick Bentley lectures in English literature at Keele University. His main research interests are in post-1945 British fiction and literary and cultural theory. He is author of Radical Fictions: The English Novel in the 1950s (Peter Lang, 2007) and editor of British Fiction of the 1990s (Routledge, 2005). He has published journal articles on Julian Barnes, Zadie Smith, Colin MacInnes, Sam Selvon, and the representations of youth in British New Left writing.
Inhaltsangabe
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction: Historical and Theoretical Contexts 1979-2005
Chapter 1 Narrative Forms: Postmodernism and Realism
Martin Amis, London Fields (1989)
Alasdair Gray, Poor Things (1992)
Zadie Smith, White Teeth (2000)
Chapter 2 Writing Contemporary Ethnicities
Salman Rushdie, Shame (1983)
Courttia Newland, Soceity Within (1999)
Monica Ali, Brick Lane (2003)
Chapter 3 Gender and Sexuality
Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve (1977)
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985)
Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch (1992)
Chapter 4 History, Memory and Writing
Graham Swift, Waterland (1983)
A. S. Byatt, Possession: A Romance (1990)
Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001)
Chapter 5 Narratives of Cultural Space
Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia (1990)
Iain Sinclair, Downriver (1991)
Julian Barnes, England, England (1998)
Conclusion
Student Resources
Internet Resources
Questions for Discussion
Alternative Primary Texts
Glossary
Guide to Further Reading
Index.