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Macmillan Higher Education

Contemporary British Fiction

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Palgrave

Pages: 201
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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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08 December 2017

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Nick Bentley provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. Vibrant and approachable, this authoritative guide:

  • analyses the criticism...

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Nick Bentley provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. Vibrant and approachable, this authoritative guide:

  • analyses the criticism surrounding a range of British novelists including Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson
  • explores experiments with literary form
  • examines current issues in the cultural politics of class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality
  • considers cutting-edge concerns relating to the neo-historical novel, the relationship between literature and science, literary geographies, and trauma narratives.

Engaging with key literary theories, and identifying present trends and future directions in the literary criticism of contemporary British fiction, this is an invaluable resource for students, teachers, researchers and scholars alike.

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Provides a wide-ranging and informative introduction to the trends and themes of contemporary British fiction
Points towards emerging new directions in literature and criticism
Follows a thematic rather than chronological structure, which allows for comparison between critics

Introduction
Studying Form: Realism, Modernism and Postmodernism
Politics and Contemporary Fiction
Class
Black and Asian British Fiction
Gender and Sexuality
Contemporary Historical Fiction
Geographic Space and National Identity
Literature and Science (Fiction)
Contemporary Trauma Narratives
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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Nick Bentley is Senior Lecturer in English at Keele University, UK. He has published widely on contemporary British fiction and novelists.

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Nick Bentley is Senior Lecturer in English at Keele University, UK. He has published widely on contemporary British fiction and novelists.

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