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Author: Mick Manning
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763697575
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Published in Hereford, England, in 2017 by Otter-Barry Books with the subtitle Explore inside the greatest library on earth.

Elements Of The Picaresque In Contemporary British Fiction

Author: Ligia Tomoiagă
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443838527
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This study looks back at the picaresque, with its Spanish roots, and especially with its tradition in English literature; then, it comes to contemporary times, and identifies elements of the picaresque in contemporary novels. The main thesis of the author is that the picaresque has never left the literary scene in Britain, being an aesthetic invariant, which expresses a natural inclination of the British authors towards the picaresque story. Postcolonial authors also favour this genre as a consequence of their own literary tradition, which includes particular variants of the picaresque, and as a result of their own situation as immigrant/displaced authors, which gives them material for stories of displaced characters – rogues. The study rigorously identifies the sources of the contemporary protocols of the picaresque, as well as a few variants of picaresque stories in a selection of novels the author accounts for theoretically.

British Fiction Of The 1990s

Author: Nick Bentley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415342568
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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.

A Concise Companion To Contemporary British Fiction

Author: James F. English
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140515215X
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A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction offers an authoritative overview of contemporary British fiction in its social, political, and economic contexts. Focuses on the fiction that has emerged since the late 1970s, roughly since the start of the Thatcher era. Comprises original essays from major scholars. Topics range from the rise and fall of the postcolonial novel to controversies over the celebrity author. The emphasis is on the whole fiction scene, from bookstores and prizes to the changing economics of film adaptation. Enables students to read contemporary works of British fiction with a much clearer sense of where they fit within British cultural life.

British Culture

Author: David Christopher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766815
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British Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to central aspects of culture and the arts in Britain today, and uses a factual approach to place them within a clear, historical context. Topics include: * the social and cultural setting: politics and society 1950-1999, including immigration, feminism, Thatcherism and the arts and the Blair revolution * language and culture: accents and minority languages, broadcasting and public life * the novel, poetry and theatre * cinema: Hammer Horror, James Bond, Ealing comedies, black British film, Trainspotting, The Full Monty and historical epics * television and radio: soap opera, crime series and sitcoms * popular music and fashion: The Beatles, punk, Britpop, subculture and style * art and sculpture: Bacon, Hockney, Gilbert and George and Hirst * architecture and interiors. Each chapter focuses on key themes of recent years, and gives special emphasis to outstanding artists within each area. The book also strengthens study skills, through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading which appear at the end of each chapter. A real must-read for all students of British history and culture.

The British And Irish Short Story Handbook

Author: David Malcolm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444330462
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The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readersthrough the development of the short story and the unique criticalissues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes awide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers aswell as the major authors and their works, providing acomprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. Guides readers through the development of the short story andcritical issues involved in discussions of short fiction Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in theBritish and Irish short story Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such asHubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D’Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard,Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, andSylvia Townsend Warner Provide a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist andexperimental short stories Includes a large section on the British short story in theSecond World War

Writing India 1757 1990

Author: B. J. Moore-Gilbert
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719042669
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This volume provides an analytic survey of the literature produced as a consequence of the long history of Britain's rule in India. From Rudyard Kipling and E.M. Forster to Salman Rushdie, each essay looks at changing attitudes towards India in relation to the British Empire. The mix of popular and high culture reveals the complex and ambiguous relation between colonizer and colonized over almost two hundred and fifty years.