A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000
Edited by Brian W. Shaffer
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Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 by Brian W. Shaffer
Book Description"A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000" serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. It covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie. It provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene's "Heart of the Matter", Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" and Kazuo Ishiguro's "The Remains of the Day". It considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel. It discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon. It gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405113755
(258mm x 186mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. * An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US).
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Author Biography - Brian W. Shaffer
Brian W. Shaffer is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Faculty Development at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of The Blinding Torch: Modern British Fiction and the Discourse of Civilization (1993) and Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro (1998). He is also the co-editor with Hunt Hawkins of Approaches to Teaching Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer" (2002).
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