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Contemporary Novelists (2nd Edition)

British Fiction since 1970

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Red Globe Press

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30 October 2012

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Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent contemporary British writers, including Hanif Kureishi, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson. This expanded second edition has been revised...

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Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent contemporary British writers, including Hanif Kureishi, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson. This expanded second edition has been revised and updated throughout, and now also features a new chapter on the younger "generation" of novelists born in the 1970s.

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Covers the key texts of twelve widelystudied contemporary British authors
New critical material has been added throughout, and now also features a new chapter on the younger 'generation' of novelists born in the 1970s
Explains the dominant concerns of British fiction from 1970 through to the present, and the period's historical context

Introduction: The Novel Today and Yesterday
Timeline
Martin Amis: Lucre, Love and Literature
Pat Barker: In the Shadow of Monstrosities
Julian Barnes: 'A Mixture of Genres'
Angela Carter: The Demythologizing Business
Kazuo Ishiguro: Remain in Dreams
Hanif Kureishi: In Black and White
Ian McEwan: The Child in Us All
Salman Rushdie: A Long Geographical Perspective
Zadie Smith: Searching for the Inescapable
Graham Smith: Past Present
Irvine Welsh: Sex and Drugs and Violence
Jeanette Winterson: Boundaries and Desire
New Novelists
Conclusion
Index.

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PETER CHILDS is Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Scholarship at Newman University, UK. He is the author of a number of student texts on twentieth-century literature and culture.

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PETER CHILDS is Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Scholarship at Newman University, UK. He is the author of a number of student texts on twentieth-century literature and culture.

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