The Contemporary British Novel
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Contemporary British Novel by James Acheson
Book DescriptionWritten by some of the world's finest contemporary literature specialists, the newly commissioned essays in this volume examine the work of more than twenty major British novelists: Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, Iain (M.) Banks, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Janice Galloway, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Kazuo Ishiguro, James Kelman, A.L. Kennedy, Hanif Kureishi, Ian McEwan, Caryl Philips, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Graham Swift, Rose Tremain, Marina Warner, Irvine Welsh and Jeanette Winterson. The book will be of interest not only to students, teachers and lecturers, but to the general reader seeking help in approaching the often baffling novels of the recent past. Key Features: *Literary critical 'isms' are described in clear, jargon-free language. *Focuses on British fiction since 1980 giving coverage of established authors such as Angela Carter and Ian McEwan as well as little addressed novelists such as James Kelman and Zadie Smith. *Essays are by leading scholars in contemporary fiction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748618941
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Acheson
Virginia Woolf, Paperback (December 2016)
James Acheson presents a vibrant collection of brand new essays on Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To the Lighthouse'. A team of leading scholars provide stimulating re-assessments and fresh critical perspectives on these two major works of British fiction.
John Fowles, Paperback (October 2013)
This vibrant collection of original essays sheds new light on all of Fowles' writings, with a special focus on The French Lieutenant's Woman as the most widely studied of Fowles' works. The impressive cast of contributors offers an outstanding range of expertise on Fowles, providing fresh reassessments and new perspectives.
Contemporary British Novel Since 1980, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by James Acheson
Presents essays that examine the work of more than twenty British novelists. Focusing on authors whose first novels have appeared since 1980, these essays provide analysis of the modern trends in the theory and practice of contemporary British fiction. They are organized by the 4 approaches: realism, postcolonialism, feminism and postmodernism.
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Author Biography - James Acheson
James Acheson is Former Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is author of Samuel Beckett's Artistic Theory and Practice: Criticism, Drama, Early Fiction and John Fowles, and is either editor or co-editor of Beckett's Later Fiction and Drama: Texts for Company; The British and Irish Novel Since 1960; British and Irish Drama Since 1960; and Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism. Currently he is writing a book on contemporary British historical fiction. Sarah Ross is a Lecturer in English at Massey University, New Zealand, where she teaches Medieval and Renaissance literature and contemporary fiction. She has published in the fields of early modern women's writing and manuscript culture, and has contributed to the publications of the Perdita Project and the John Nichols Project (University of Warwick). Her interests in feminism and historicism run through her work in the early modern and contemporary periods.
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