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Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction

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ISBN-10: 1405120010

ISBN-13: 9781405120012

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: James F. English

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A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction offers an authoritative overview of contemporary British fiction in its social, political, and economic contexts. Focuses on the fiction that has emerged since the late 1970s, roughly since the start of the Thatcher era. Comprises original essays from major scholars. Topics range from the rise and fall of the postcolonial 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. 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

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.05" wide x 9.05" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Introduction: British Fiction in a Global Frame
Institutions of Commerce
Literary Fiction and the Book Trade
Literary Authorship and Celebrity Culture
Fiction and the Film Industry
Elaborations of Empire
Tropicalizaing London: British Fiction and the Discipline of Postcolonialism
New Ethnicities, the Novel, and the Burdens of Representation
Devolving the Scottish Novel
Northern Irish Fiction: Provisionals and Pataphysicians
Mutations of Form
The Historical Turn in British Fiction
The Woman Writer and the Continuities of Feminism
Queer Fiction: The Ambiguous Emergence of a Genre
The Demise of Class Fiction
What the Porter Saw: On the Academic Novel