Contemporary British Fiction by Nick Bentley

By Nick Bentley

Nick Bentley presents an advent to the key novelists and the most topics in narrative fiction during the last 35 years. He deals a severe dialogue of vital debates in modern fiction attractive with suggestions equivalent to postmodernism; the impression of feminism and gender in literary experiences; the increase of postcolonial literary thought; and where of fiction inside of broader debates in modern tradition. Bentley bargains thought-provoking research of a number British writers together with Martin Amis, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson.

The ebook grounds the dialogue of chosen novels within the old and theoretical contexts of the interval. It opens with a chronology by way of a accomplished creation that offers a ancient context to the research of latest British fiction via detailing major social, political and cultural occasions of the interval 1975-2005. this can be through 5 chapters prepared round the center issues: (1) Narrative kinds, (2) modern Ethnicities, (3) Gender and Sexuality, (4) background, reminiscence and Writing, and (5) Narratives of Cultural area. A end, scholar assets and thesaurus shut the ebook. Key Features

*Introduces the foremost topics and traits in British fiction during the last 35 years *Analyses quite a number writers and texts together with Brick Lane via Monica Ali, London Fields by way of Martin Amis; The ardour of recent Eve by means of Angela Carter; Fever Pitch by way of Nick Hornby; Atonement by means of Ian McEwan, disgrace through Salman Rushdie, Downriver via Iain Sinclair, and White Teeth through Zadie Smith *Presents numerous severe views crucial for learning modern British fiction *Provides crucial assets for additional studying and research

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14. Sheila Rowbotham, Women’s Liberation and the New Politics (London: Virago, [1970] 1983). 15. Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch (London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1970). 16. Kate Millett, Sexual Politics (New York: Doubleday, 1970); Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979); Elaine Showalter, A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977); Ellen Moers, Literary Women (London: Women’s Press, 1978).

Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch (London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1970). 16. Kate Millett, Sexual Politics (New York: Doubleday, 1970); Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1979); Elaine Showalter, A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1977); Ellen Moers, Literary Women (London: Women’s Press, 1978).

It signals a style of writing that supersedes, or at least marks itself as different from the modernist literature of the early twentieth century whilst at the same time employing a philosophical outlook that rejects many of the tenets of modernity as established during the Enlightenment. 4 This explains to some extent differences in the suffix of the terms postmodernism and postmodernity but more needs to be said about narrative forms 33 the prefix. The ‘post’ is complex and can relate to different approaches for different practitioners of postmodern technique.

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