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A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000


A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 - 2000


Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, Band 45 1. Aufl.

von: Brian W. Shaffer

157,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405156165
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 608

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A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. Covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie Provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene’s ‘Heart of the Matter’, Jean Rhys’s ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ Considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel Discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon Gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed
Notes on Contributors ix Preface xvi Acknowledgments xx PART I Contexts for the British and Irish Novel, 1945–2000 1 1 The Literary Response to the Second World War 3Damon Marcel DeCoste 2 The ‘‘Angry’’ Decade and After 21Dale Salwak 3 English Dystopian Satire in Context 32M. Keith Booker 4 The Feminist Novel in the Wake of Virginia Woolf 45Roberta Rubenstein 5 Postmodern Fiction and the Rise of Critical Theory 65Patricia Waugh 6 The Novel and the End of Empire 83Reed Way Dasenbrock 7 Postcolonial Novels and Theories 96Feroza Jussawalla 8 Fictions of Belonging: National Identity and the Novel in Ireland and Scotland 112Gerard Carruthers 9 Black British Interventions 128John Skinner 10 The Recuperation of History in British and Irish Fiction 144Margaret Scanlan 11 The Literary Prize Phenomenon in Context 160James F. English 12 Novelistic Production and the Publishing Industry in Britain and Ireland 177Claire Squires 13 The Novel and the Rise of Film and Video: Adaptation and British Cinema 194Brian McFarlane 14 The English Heritage Industry and Other Trends in the Novel at the Millennium 210Peter Childs PART II Reading Individual Texts and Authors 225 15 Samuel Beckett’s Watt 227S. E. Gontarski and Chris Ackerley 16 George Orwell’s Dystopias: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four 241Erika Gottlieb 17 Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and Other Late Novels 254Bernard Schweizer 18 Modernism’s Swansong: Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano 266Patrick A. McCarthy 19 The Heart of the Matter and the Later Novels of Graham Greene 278Cedric Watts 20 William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Other Early Novels 289Kevin McCarron 21 Amis, Father and Son 302Merritt Moseley 22 Dame Iris Murdoch 314Margaret Moan Rowe 23 Academic Satire: The Campus Novel in Context 326Kenneth Womack 24 Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet 340Julius Rowan Raper 25 The Oxford Fantasists: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien 354Peter J. Schakel 26 Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 367Bryan Cheyette 27 Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook 376Judith Kegan Gardiner 28 Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea 388John J. Su 29 John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman 398James Acheson 30 Angela Carter 409Nicola Pitchford 31 Margaret Drabble 421Margaret Moan Rowe 32 V. S. Naipaul 432Timothy Weiss 33 Salman Rushdie 444Nico Israel 34 The Irish Novel after Joyce 457Donna Potts 35 Anita Brookner 469Cheryl Alexander Malcolm 36 Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot 481Merritt Moseley 37 Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day 493Cynthia F. Wong 38 Ian McEwan 504Rebecca L. Walkowitz 39 Graham Swift 515Donald P. Kaczvinsky 40 The Scottish New Wave 526David Goldie 41 A. S. Byatt’s Possession: A Romance 538Lynn Wells 42 Pat Barker’s Regeneration Trilogy 550Anne Whitehead Index 561
"Esseintally two books in one, this is both a useful reference guide and a detailed introduction tot he postwar British novel." Recommended." Choice
Brian W. Shaffer is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for Faculty Development at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of The Blinding Torch: Modern British Fiction and the Discourse of Civilization (1993) and Understanding Kazuo Ishiguro (1998). He is also the co-editor with Hunt Hawkins of Approaches to Teaching Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness” and “The Secret Sharer” (2002).
A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945–2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. The Companion embraces the full range of this rich and heterogeneous subject, covering: specific British and Irish novels and novelists ranging from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie; particular subgenres such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel; overarching cultural, political, and literary trends such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon. All the essays are informed by current critical and theoretical debates, but are designed to be accessible to non-specialists. The volume as a whole gives readers a sense of the vitality with which the contemporary novel continues to be discussed.
"Esseintally two books in one, this is both a useful reference guide and a detailed introduction tot he postwar British novel." Recommended." Choice

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