The State of the Novel
Britain and Beyond
By (author) Dominic Head
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State of the Novel by Dominic Head
Book DescriptionPart of the Blackwell Manifestos series, The State of the Novel offers a lively, yet rigorous investigation into the state and future of the contemporary British novel written by an expert in the field. * Evaluates the state of the 'serious literary' novel and novel criticism* Prominent treatment is paid to the 'internationalization' of the novel in English* Offers a manifesto on contemporary fiction from an expert in this field; Dominic Head is best known for his Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction 1950-2000* Establishes the shared interests of contemporary theorists of the novel, cultural commentators, and novel consumers* An ideal supplementary text for students and faculty interested in the novel and contemporary fiction
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405170116
(239mm x 163mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The State of the Novel offers a lively yet rigorous investigation into the present state of the contemporary novel--in Britain and beyond--and some speculation about its future. Against the backdrop of globalization, Dominic Head establishes the interests shared by contemporary theorists, cultural commentators, and consumers of novels.
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Author Biography - Dominic Head
Dominic Head is Professor of Modern English Literature in the School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century and contemporary literature, including The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950-2000 (2002), and, most recently, Ian McEwan (2007). He is also the editor of The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English , third edition (2006).
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