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Description - A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction by James F. English

"A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction" offers an authoritative overview of contemporary British fiction in its social, political, and economic contexts. It focuses on the fiction that has emerged since the late 1970s, roughly since the start of the Thatcher era. It comprises original essays from major scholars. Topics range from the rise and fall of the post colonial novel to controversies over the celebrity author. The emphasis is on the whole fiction scene, from bookstores and prizes to the changing economics of film adaptation. This book enables students to read contemporary works of British fiction with a much clearer sense of where they fit within British cultural life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405120012
ISBN-10: 1405120010
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James F. English

James F. English is Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain (1994) and The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards, and the Circulation of Cultural Value (2005).

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