The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000
By (author) Dominic Head
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Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 by Dominic Head
Book DescriptionIn this introduction to post-war fiction in Britain, Dominic Head shows how the novel yields a special insight into the important areas of social and cultural history in the second half of the twentieth century. Head's study is the most exhaustive survey of post-war British fiction available. It includes chapters on the state and the novel, class and social change, gender and sexual identity, national identity and multiculturalism. Throughout Head places novels in their social and historical context. He highlights the emergence and prominence of particular genres and links these developments to the wider cultural context. He also provides provocative readings of important individual novelists, particularly those who remain staple reference points in the study of the subject. Accessible, wide-ranging and designed specifically for use on courses, this is the most current introduction to the subject available. An invaluable resource for students and teachers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521669665
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dominic Head
Dominic Head is Reader in Contemporary Literature and Head of the School of English at the University of Central England. He is the author of The Modernist Short Story (Cambridge, 1992), Nadine Gordimer (Cambridge, 1994), J. M. Coetzee (Cambridge, 1997).
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