The Novel Now
Contemporary British Fiction
By (author) Richard Bradford
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Novel Now by Richard Bradford
Book DescriptionThe Novel Now is an intelligent and engaging survey of contemporary British fiction. * Discusses familiar names such as Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, and Angela Carter and compares them with more recent authors, including David Mitchell, Ali Smith, A.L. Kennedy, Matt Thorne, Nicola Barker, and Toby Litt * Incorporates original coverage of subgenres such as chick lit, lad lit, gay fiction, crime fiction, and the historical novel * Discusses the ways in which notions of regional identity and tribalist views have surfaced in UK and Irish fiction, and how post-Imperial sensibility has become a feature of the 'British' novel * Situates contemporary fiction within its socio-cultural and literary contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405113854
(243mm x 166mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Bradford
Importance of Elsewhere, Paperback (February 2017)
The Importance of Elsewhere gathers the best of Philip Larkin's photographic work, to form a fascinating visual biography.
Is Shakespeare Any Good?, Paperback (October 2015)
Is Shakespeare any Good? reveals why certain literary works and authors are treated as superior to others, and questions the literary establishment s criteria for creating an imperium of great writers.
Crime Fiction: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (May 2015)
Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style. He considers its role in popular culture around the world and considers why its classification as 'literature' is still ambiguous.
Literary Rivals, Hardback (August 2014)» View all books by Richard Bradford
Richard Bradford's highly entertaining book looks at some of the closest and most complex friendships in literary history and examines the fallout on relationships and on literature itself.
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Author Biography - Richard Bradford
Richard Bradford is Professor of English at the University of Ulster. He has published 14 books on a variety of topics, from Milton to literary theory to post-war British literature. His recent biographies of Kingsley Amis (Lucky Him: The Life of Kingsley Amis, 2001) and Philip Larkin (First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin, 2005) have received excellent reviews.
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