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- DescriptionThe Contemporary British Novel is a lively, wide-ranging guide to the key issues in writing in Britain since the mid-1970s, including social change, gender, sexuality, class, history and ethnicity. Designed to address problems faced by students in the exciting but challenging field of contemporary fiction, the text is organised to focus on major topics including: the changing nature of British identity; the representation of urban identity and urban spaces; class issues including the rise and fall of the middle class; and multiracial identity and hybridity. The second edition includes a new introduction and a new chapter on fiction since the millennium. Every chapter has been revised and w includes an initial overview and recommended reading to offer guidance on further study. It includes readings of vels by: Martin Amis, Pat Barker, A. S. Byatt, Jonathan Coe, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie, Will Self, Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson among others.
- Author BiographyPhilip Tew is Professor of English (Post-1900 Literature) at Brunel University, UK and Director of the UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies.
- Author(s)Philip Tew
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication26/04/2007
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight363 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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